Cambodia invites Myanmar’s ‘foreign minister’ to visit next week

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that his government has invited Myanmar’s junta-appointed foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, to Cambodia next week.

Cambodia, which will assume the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next month, appears to be stepping up in-person diplomacy in a bid to make progress in the member country’s prolonged turmoil following a military coup last February.

The visit is being envisioned for next Monday and Tuesday but could be affected by mounting concerns over the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant that have led countries to strengthen travel restrictions.

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