Myanmar junta leader appears to have conceded little during Cambodian Prime Minister’s visit

Expectations were low for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to crisis-ridden Myanmar on Friday (Jan 7) and at the end, it appears junta chief Min Aung Hlaing has conceded little.

A joint statement was leavened with the language of Asean’s “five-point consensus” to address the turmoil in a member state, but hewed to the objectives of the general who seized power on Feb 1 last year.

Cambodia, which is Asean chair this year under its rotating arrangement, could claim a few “wins” from the trip even though critics saw it as granting legitimacy to a junta currently shut out from the bloc’s high-level summits.

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