Following the detention of civilian leaders after military coup in Myanmar, the Government of Nepal has called for their immediate release.

In a press statement, the Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the government is closely observing the recent developments in Myanmar.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kathmandu also said that they are concerned about the safety and well-being of the detained civilian leaders including Myanmar's President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

After the coup, military issued a statement saying that the step was taken in response to the "election fraud", handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year.

Meanwhile, leaders from across the globe have also condemned the military's move and demanded immediate release of civilian leaders and restoration of democracy in the country.

Myanmar military had seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders at her National League for Democracy Party in early morning raids on Monday.