Cambodian strongman Hun Sen to visit Myanmar for talks with junta in January

Cambodian strongman Hun Sen will travel to Myanmar for talks in January, his spokesman has announced, becoming the first international leader to visit the country since its military seized power in a coup.

Myanmar has been in chaos and its economy paralysed since the generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government in February.

Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia with an iron grip for over three decades, on Monday pledged to “work with” the Myanmar junta, despite widespread international efforts to pile diplomatic pressure on the military.

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