Cambodia will not invite Myanmar to ASEAN meeting

Regional bloc's chair sees 'little progress' on five-point consensus reached last April.

As chair of ASEAN in 2022, Cambodia says it will not invite Myanmar to the regional bloc’s annual foreign ministers’ retreat after the junta failed to make any real progress on implementing a five-point consensus agreed by members last April.

Chum Sounry, spokesperson for Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said ASEAN could not agree on allowing Myanmar to send its foreign minister and instead Cambodia has suggested it send a non-political representative.

The ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting, or AMM Retreat, is held by the 10-member bloc each year to frankly and confidentially discuss issues confronting the region.

In full:

Related Stories

Latest News