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Jakarta Post

Indonesia ‘shuttles’ to Brunei for Myanmar coup response

  • Dian Septiari


Jakarta   /   Wed, February 17 2021   /  01:00 am
MYANMAR-POLITICS-MILITARY An armoured vehicle drives next to the Sule Pagoda, following days of mass protests against the military coup, in Yangon on February 14, 2021. (Agence France Presse/Thet HTOO )

Indonesia’s top diplomat is employing the country’s trademark shuttle diplomacy in an effort to muster a concordant ASEAN response to Myanmar’s post-coup political crisis, as concerns mount over public safety in the country amid heavy-handed crackdowns. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi shared the plan while hosting Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó at an official meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday. In addition to bilateral issues, the ministers discussed several international issues of shared concern, including the situation unfolding in Myanmar after its popularly elected government was ousted in a military coup on Feb. 1. “I have conveyed to Minister Szijjártó my intensive communication with the foreign ministers of ASEAN countries, as well as India, Australia, Japan, Britain and the special envoy of the United ...