ASEAN Special Envoy To Visit Myanmar This Month

By The Irrawaddy 4 March 2022

A special envoy for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to visit Myanmar for four days later this month.

Cambodia’s foreign minister Prak Sokhonn told the Cambodian media he would visit from March 20 to 23.

State-run Agence Kampuchea Presse said the visit will focus on the five-point consensus endorsed by ASEAN in April last year, referring to agreements to address the crisis and stop the violence, between regime leader Min Aung Hlaing and the bloc’s leaders.

Min Aung Hlaing failed to honor the agreement and more than 1,500 people have been killed by the junta.

ASEAN has since barred the junta chief from further summits.

In January, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Myanmar after the country took over the rotating ASEAN chair from Brunei.

He later admitted Myanmar’s regime has made no progress in resolving the crisis and said a solution is unlikely during the remainder of his year as chair.

It is unclear if Prak Sokhonn will meet detained State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during his visit.

Brunei refused to send an envoy last year after the junta denied access to the jailed leader.

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