Communiqué from the French Embassy in Rangoon (17 November 2011)
"According to the EU Council Decision 2011/239/CFSP of 12 April 2011 amending Decision 2010/232/CFSP renewing restrictive measures against Burma/Myanmar, Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of persons listed in Annex II of the Decision. France fully and strictly abides to this Decision.
Therefore, contrary to an erroneous allegation made by The Irrawady in an article dated 16 November 2011, the French Embassy in Rangoon has never issued a visa to the individual mentioned in this article who is listed in the above mentioned Annex under reference #A1o. Neither the Embassy has been informed or aware of the alleged visit to France of this individual.
The French Embassy in Rangoon would appreciate The Irrawady to make the necessary correction.”