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Indonesia ‘shuttles’ to Brunei to marshal unified Myanmar coup response

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, February 16, 2021   /  07:01 pm
Indonesia ‘shuttles’ to Brunei to marshal unified Myanmar coup response An armored vehicle drives past the Sule Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 14, after days of mass protests against the recent military coup. (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 th...