Southeast Asian foreign ministers to discuss Myanmar peace process in special meeting on Thursday
- Talks will focus on implementation of five-point peace ‘consensus’ agreed with Myanmar’s military rulers last year to try to end conflict in the country
- Meeting will also seek to come up with recommendations on how to push forward the peace process ahead of Asean summit next month
Southeast Asian foreign ministers will hold a special meeting in Indonesia on Thursday to discuss the Myanmar peace process, Cambodia’s foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Asean, of which Myanmar is a member, has been leading peace efforts but some countries in the 10-nation bloc have become increasingly exasperated by the lack of progress by the junta in implementing the plan, which includes engaging with opponents and a cessation of hostilities.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said last month Asean needed to decide by November whether the peace consensus was still relevant.