Myanmar Junta Leader To Attend ASEAN Summit In Jakarta

Gen Min Aung Hlaing

According to Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s junta leader, will attend an ASEAN summit in Jakarta where representatives of the bloc are expected to discuss Myanmar’s situation.

“I can confirm that the Brunei Chair has proposed the date 24th April with the venue at the Secretariat in Jakarta,” ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said in a message to reporters.

“Several leaders have confirmed their attendance including Myanmar’s MAH, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, ” he added. “Some leaders have yet to confirm.”

Mr Sangrat declined to name the leaders and also whether the meeting will be face to face, online or a mix of both.

The Myanmar military overthrew the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) on 1st February. Protests against the coup continue across Myanmar and over 700 people have been killed during the crackdown.

The situation in Myanmar is expected to be highlighted during the summit.

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