Myanmar junta foreign minister meets some ASEAN counterparts at ‘informal’ Thai meeting

BANGKOK: Three Southeast Oriental foreign ministers along with a regional envoy tasked with solving the Myanmar crisis met with the junta’s top diplomat at an “informal” meeting in Thailand on Thursday (Dec 22), the Thailänder government said.

The meeting came shortly after the particular United Nations Security Authorities adopted its 1st resolution on Myanmar, demanding “an instant end to all kinds of violence”.

The particular Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has led diplomatic efforts to resolve the particular turmoil that has held Myanmar since the military seized power a year ago.

There has, however , been little improvement on a “five-point consensus” agreed with the zirkel in April 2021, which calls for an instantaneous end to violence and dialogue between the military and the anti-coup movement.

There was clearly “candid and constructive” discussion between the foreign ministers of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, Thailänder foreign ministry spokesperson Kanchana Patarachoke said.

“This included the opportunity to hear from Myanmar and to trade views on locating the exit strategy and pathways towards a return to normalcy in Myanmar, ” the lady said.

The particular meeting touched upon facilitating humanitarian help, Kanchana said, and also “exploring other techniques that could support the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus”.

Myanmar’s junta-appointed foreign matters ministry said the particular delegation “cordially exchanged views on the matters of Myanmar’s… implementation of the ASEAN five-point consensus”.

It was the first time in more than a year that the foreign minister fulfilled an ASEAN foreign minister grouping in person, after the bloc snubbed the junta through top-level summits over the lack of progress on ASEAN’s peace program.

It was also Myanmar Foreign Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Wunna Maung Lwin’s first known vacation abroad since visiting China in Mar.