South-East Asian foreign ministers to meet over Myanmar crisis

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Demonstrators flash the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon on March 1. © Reuters
Demonstrators flash the three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Yangon on March 1. © Reuters

dpa/GNA – South-East Asian foreign ministers will hold a special online meeting on Tuesday to discuss the political crisis in Myanmar after last month’s military coup, Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday.

The planned meeting by top diplomats from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will come after at least 18 people were killed in a military crackdown by Myanmar’s military against anti-coup protesters on Sunday.

“(Indonesian) Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will attend the virtual meeting,” ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said. He did not provide further details.

Retno has been touring ASEAN member countries in an effort of shuttle diplomacy to forge a common regional stance on the coup.

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