Myanmar tops agenda at Asean foreign ministers’ meeting

The bloc's initiatives are limited by its charter principles of consensus and noninterference, but analysts say the meeting could push members to do more.


(Left-right) Malaysian Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir, Philippines' Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Laos' Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Erywan Yusof, Cambodia's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, East Timor's Foreign Minister Bendito Freitas and ASEAN Secretary General Kao Kim Hourn pose for a family photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Jakarta on July 11, 2023. (AFP/Achmad Ibrahim)

July 12, 2023

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