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ASEAN Envoy to Myanmar Says Military Agrees to Four-Month Ceasefire to Deliver Aid

By Kyodo News 6 September 2021

SINGAPORE—A special ASEAN envoy to Myanmar said in an interview that he has called for a four-month ceasefire by all sides in the country’s conflict to enable the smooth delivery of the first batch of humanitarian assistance to the country expected as early as mid-September.

Speaking exclusively to Kyodo News online Saturday, Erywan Yusof, Brunei’s second foreign minister, said he proposed the ceasefire until the end of this year in a videoconference with Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, last Tuesday, and that the military had accepted it.

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