ASEAN envoy meets generals in controversial Myanmar visit

It is not clear whether Prak Sokhonn will meet members of the Natonal Unity Government or detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi in visit described as ‘shameful’ by critics.

A southeast Asian envoy has met Myanmar’s military rulers on a controversial first trip to the crisis-hit country.

Prak Sokhonn, special envoy for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), began his three-day visit on Monday by holding talks with armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing, who seized power in a coup in February 2021.

The two men discussed “the situation of protests and violence stemming from political disagreement” and humanitarian cooperation, the junta’s information team said in a statement. ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi, who is from Brunei, was also at the meeting along with the military’s foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin.

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