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BANGKOK, April 17 — Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend a summit of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the Indonesian capital on April 24, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said today.
Myanmar’s neighbours have been trying to encourage talks between the rival sides in Myanmar to resolve the turmoil that followed a military coup on February 1.
Several leaders of the 10-member Asean, of which Myanmar is a member, had confirmed their attendance at the meeting in Jakarta, including Myanmar’s military chief, Min Aung Hlaing, the Thai spokesman, Tanee Sangrat, said. — Reuters