Myanmar junta chief to attend Asean summit on April 24, Thai spokesman confirms

Myanmar’s junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. — Reuters pic
Myanmar’s junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. — Reuters pic

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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

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