Myanmar’s Junta Chief Not Invited to ASEAN Summit, Cambodia Confirms

But it remains unclear whether the Southeast Asian bloc will take a fresh approach to Myanmar’s metastasizing crisis.

Cambodia this week confirmed that Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the head of Myanmar’s military junta, will not be invited to next month’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Phnom Penh.

Agence France-Presse reported yesterday that the country’s administration would only be permitted to send a “non-political representative” to the summit and related meetings, which are due to be held on November 8-13.

Linking the invitation to “progress in the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus,” an ASEAN peace plan, a Cambodian foreign ministry spokesperson told the news agency that the junta had been invited to “nominate a non-political representative for the upcoming ASEAN Summits.”

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