Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Visit Myanmar Next Month

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will visit military-ruled Myanmar in January at the invitation of its regime leader, becoming the first head of government to meet the junta chief, who has been internationally denounced for his coup and bloody crackdowns on protesters.

The prime minister confirmed Jan. 7 and 8 as the dates for his visit to Myanmar, during a meeting with Myanmar’s foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

Eang Sophalleth, the prime minister’s assistant, told reporters that Hun Sen and Wunna Maung Lwin discussed issues related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and possible ways for the bloc to return to its previous state of friendly cooperation and solidarity, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

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