Cambodian PM Pushes Myanmar Junta to Grant Envoy Access to Aung San Suu Kyi

Special Envoy Prak Sokhonn could undertake his next mission to the crisis-hit country as early as late May.

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Myanmar’s military junta to allow the special envoy for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) access to the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on his next trip to the country.

Hun Sen reportedly conveyed the request during a video meeting with junta chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing yesterday. According to a statement from Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry, which is filled with diplomatic niceties and expressions of mutual gratitude between the two leaders, Hun Sen urged the junta leader to facilitate the next mission of ASEAN Special Envoy Prak Sokhonn, which the statement said could take place at the end of the month.

The Cambodian leader “reemphasized the importance of access for the Special Envoy to meet all parties concerned in Myanmar, including [Aung San Suu Kyi] and former President Win Myint, for creating conducive environment to start an inclusive political dialogue.”

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