Myanmar says it won’t attend Asean foreign ministers meeting

Myanmar will not participate in this week’s meetings in Cambodia of foreign ministers from Asean, spurning an invitation to send a non-political representative instead of its chief diplomat, its government said Monday.

Cambodia, the current Asean chair, said earlier this month that members of the regional group had failed to reach a consensus on inviting Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin to its meetings on Thursday and Friday in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

Wunna Maung Lwin was appointed foreign minister after the military seized power in Myanmar last year, ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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