UN, ASEAN Special Envoys on Myanmar Meet in Phnom Penh

The talks highlighted just how many obstacles are strewn along the path toward a resolution to the country’s crisis.

Yesterday, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, the special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to Myanmar, met with his counterpart from the United Nations and discussed their joint efforts at ending the conflict that has followed last year’s military coup. According to a readout from the Cambodian Foreign Ministry, Sokhonn briefed Noeleen Heyzer, the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on Myanmar, about his March 20-23 visit to Myanmar.

Sokhonn’s mission, his first since being appointed ASEAN’s special envoy, was “aimed at creating a favorable condition leading to the end of violence,” encouraging “political consultations/dialogues among all parties concerned,” and coordinating the delivery of humanitarian aid.

According to the Cambodian Foreign Ministry, Sokhonn told Heyzer that he had gleaned various insights about the situation in Myanmar during the mission, including “the many reasons behind the difference of opinion and positions among the concerned parties.”

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2022/04/un-asean-special-envoys-on-myanmar-meet-in-phnom-penh/

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