Myanmar military extends state of emergency

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Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers his speech at the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia. 

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, delivers his speech at the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, June 23, 2021.

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