Cambodia prime minister’s trip to Myanmar was not to legitimize the junta, says minister delegate

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar this month was not intended to grant legitimacy to the military junta, which overthrew the elected government nearly a year ago, according to the minister delegate attached to the premier’s office.

Instead, the trip was aimed at resolving the crisis, Kao Kim Hourn told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Friday.

“The situation in Myanmar requires that we need to keep the dialogue open. And of course, our prime minister’s visit was to focus on the ceasefire and violence on the ground,” he said, adding the visit “by no means is to lend legitimacy to the Myanmar military regime.”

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