ASEAN to engage Myanmar in ‘troika’ model to cool political unrest

  • Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on Tuesday to tackle political unrest in Myanmar by having three of the group’s member countries work together to engage with the military regime.
  • The task of shepherding ASEAN leaders into action now will fall to the current, previous and next chairs of the regional bloc, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said. This responsibility has belonged solely to whichever country has held the current yearly chair since the Myanmar military takeover in 2021.
  • Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told reporters on Tuesday the informal “troika” model would ensure “sustainability” in handling the crisis “because everyone understands that the situation cannot change in one year.”
  • ASEAN leaders reviewed the Myanmar regime’s handling of the Five-Point Consensus. The summit saw “no significant progress” in implementing the consensus, Marsudi said.

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6-Sep-2023