ASEAN’s special envoy to visit Myanmar in March

ASEAN’s special envoy to Myanmar will visit the military-controlled country in March in a bid to defuse the political crisis there but without setting preconditions that he be allowed to meet all conflicting parties, the group’s chair Cambodia said Thursday.

“Maybe it’s not possible to meet everyone for the first visit and we should not be too ambitious,” Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, who assumed the special envoy post when his country took over the annually rotating ASEAN chairmanship this year, said at a news conference.

Sokhonn made the remarks after the first foreign ministers’ meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year in the Cambodian capital, which was dominated by the Myanmar crisis.

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