The military regime will not allow the regional bloc’s special envoy to meet the ousted State Counselor and now risks being excluded from an upcoming ASEAN summit.
ASEAN initially limited itself to calls for dialogue, but members have become increasingly frustrated with the junta’s lack of cooperation with the bloc’s envoy.
Calls have emerged from within ASEAN to shun Myanmar, but such a move would harm the regional grouping’s members in the long run.
With the junta refusing to cooperate with ASEAN, Malaysia’s foreign minister says his country is considering holding talks with the National Unity Government.
The regional grouping’s frustration with the regime over its refusal to cooperate with the ASEAN envoy became apparent after a foreign ministers’ meeting on Monday.