ASEAN leaders look set to convene an important crisis meeting on Myanmar on the weekend of April 24, nearly a month after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for the summit amid continued violence following the military coup.
The Indonesian leader had called for a high-level meeting on March 19, following an earlier informal meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers that saw an appeal to get the junta to stop the violence and open talks only fall on deaf ears.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Jokowi’s proposal was supported by powers such as China and Russia, signaling ASEAN’s greater role in coordinating a response to the grim situation that continues to pose a threat to regional stability.
Both countries are veto-wielding members of the United Nations Security Council that previously blocked a call ...
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