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SE Asian ministers to push forward peace in Myanmar

Myanmar’s peace process is on the agenda during the Southeast Asian foreign ministers’ special meeting in Indonesia this week. The talks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta will cover the implementation of a five-point peace “consensus” agreed upon with Myanmar’s military rulers last year to try to end the conflict in the country. The meeting will seek to come up with recommendations on how to push forward the peace process ahead of an ASEAN Summit next month. ASEAN, of which Myanmar is a member, has been leading peace efforts, but some countries in the 10-nation bloc have become increasingly exasperated by the lack of progress by the junta implementing the plan, which includes engaging with opponents and a cessation of hostilities.


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