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  • Reuters

    Myanmar junta blames 'foreign intervention' for ASEAN summit exclusion

    Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun told the BBC Burmese news service that the United States and representatives of the European Union had pressured other leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to exclude the military leader from the summit later this month. "The foreign interventions can also be seen here," he said.

  • Associated Press

    ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke

    Southeast Asian foreign ministers have agreed to downgrade Myanmar's participation in an upcoming summit in their sharpest rebuke yet of its leaders following a Feb. 1 military takeover. Myanmar objected to the decision by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar's military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the grouping's chair Brunei said Saturday. The 10-member bloc has been under intense international pressure to do more to fo

  • AFP News

    Myanmar junta chief excluded from ASEAN summit

    Myanmar's junta chief will be excluded from an upcoming ASEAN summit, the group said Saturday, a rare rebuke as concerns rise over the military government's commitment to defusing a bloody crisis.

  • AFP News

    International call for Myanmar to let envoy meet Suu Kyi

    Eight countries and the EU diplomatic chief on Friday urged the Myanmar junta to let a regional special envoy meet ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Associated Press

    ASEAN to exclude Myanmar's leader from summit in key rebuke

    Southeast Asia’s foreign ministers decided at an emergency meeting Friday not to invite Myanmar's military leader to an annual summit for refusing to let an envoy meet ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a senior regional diplomat said. The move by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is the biggest rebuke for Myanmar so far since the Feb. 1 military takeover toppled a civilian government led by Suu Kyi.

  • Reuters

    ASEAN to exclude Myanmar junta chief from leaders' summit - sources

    (Reuters) -The Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed on Friday to sideline Myanmar's military ruler from a leaders' summit this month, sources said, a rare tough stand by a bloc known for its policy of engagement and non-interference. Foreign ministers made the decision at a special meeting called to address the failure of Myanmar's military to follow a peace process it agreed to with ASEAN five months ago, aimed at tackling a bloody crisis triggered by its Feb. 1 coup. More than 1,000

  • Reuters

    U.N. chief delayed ASEAN talks to avoid Myanmar junta envoy

    U.N. chief Antonio Guterres asked to postpone a virtual meeting with Southeast Asian ministers at the last minute to avoid signaling recognition of Myanmar's junta by being in the same online room as the military's envoy, U.N. diplomats said. The meeting between the U.N. secretary-general and foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - including the junta's foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin - had been due to take place last Friday.

  • Associated Press

    Envoy aborts visit to Myanmar, straining ASEAN relations

    Myanmar's military-installed government said Thursday that a special envoy appointed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations abruptly canceled his visit this week after it told him he would not be able to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others he had proposed. The visit’s cancellation is likely to have fueled sentiment among some members of the 10-nation regional body, known as ASEAN, to punish Myanmar for hindering the envoy’s work. Malaysia had already proposed that Myanma

  • Reuters

    ASEAN to discuss excluding Myanmar army leader from summit -sources

    (Reuters) -Southeast Asian foreign ministers will discuss excluding Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from an upcoming summit at a meeting on Friday, sources told Reuters, as pressure builds on the ruling military to comply with an agreed peace roadmap. The meeting comes as the junta ruled out allowing a regional envoy, Brunei's second foreign affairs minister, Erywan Yusof, to meet deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial on multiple charges since her elected government was overthrow

  • Reuters

    Myanmar military won't allow ASEAN envoy to meet Suu Kyi

    A delay in the United Nations approving the military government's U.N. ambassador nomination was politically motivated, spokesman Zaw Min Tun added, saying the U.N. and other countries and organisations "should avoid double standards when they are engaging in international affairs". Myanmar has been in political and economic paralysis since the military's Feb. 1 coup, which triggered an outpouring of anger and protest that has not abated, with some civilians forming militias to take on the powe

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