Asean says it is ready to assist Myanmar, calls for peaceful solution

A Myanmar soldier stands guard on a road amid demonstrations against the military coup in Naypyidaw February 17, 2021. — AFP pic
A Myanmar soldier stands guard on a road amid demonstrations against the military coup in Naypyidaw February 17, 2021. — AFP pic

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YANGON, March 3 —The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday called on all parties to refrain from instigating further violence in Myanmar and to seek a peaceful solution following weeks of protests after the military seized power.

A statement issued after an informal meeting of Asean foreign ministers also said that the 10-member bloc stood ready “to assist Myanmar in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner”. — Reuters

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