Myanmar's junta to 'positively' consider ASEAN suggestion on ending crisis

Myanmar’s junta to ‘positively’ consider ASEAN suggestion on ending crisis

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The bloc issued a so-called five-point consensus on steps to end the violence and promote dialogue between the rival Myanmar sides.

Myanmar’s junta will give “careful consideration to constructive suggestions” from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on ways to resolve violen tturmoil triggered by a Feb. 1 coup, the junta said.

“The suggestions would be positively considered if it …serves the interests of the country and was based on purposes and principles enshrined in” ASEAN, it said in a statement published on Tuesday.

Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing attended an ASEAN meeting in Indonesia on the week-end at which the bloc issued a so-called five-point consensus on steps to end the violence and promote dialogue between the rival Myanmar sides.

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