The government of United States has declared that it has suspended trade engagement with Myanmar.
Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced this on Monday in a statement published on the office’s website.
The decision was made due to the military coup that is ravaging the country. The trade engagement is said not to return until democracy is embraced in the country.
According to the U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, ‘Washington condemns the brutal violence of Myanmar’s security forces.’
“The killing of peaceful protesters, students, workers, labour leaders, medics, and children has shocked the conscience of the international community,” she said.