JAKARTA: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers have agreed that inclusive national dialogue is the key to finding a peaceful resolution to the situation in Myanmar, Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday (3 February). Stated.
She was speaking to journalists after ASEAN foreign ministers met in Jakarta for the group’s 32nd Coordinating Council meeting.
They started the meeting with a working lunch to address the crisis situation in Myanmar since a military coup two years ago, she said.
“During the working lunch, we discussed and agreed to facilitate significant progress in implementing the five-point consensus to pave the way for a comprehensive national dialogue in Myanmar.
“This inclusive dialogue is key to finding a peaceful solution to the situation in Myanmar. We need to create an environment that encourages
They reiterated their united approach to addressing the situation in Myanmar through a five-point consensus, said Mdm Marsudi.
Mdm Marsudi added that he had the opportunity as chair to brief members on Indonesia’s approach to Myanmar.
Indonesia proposes three approaches, she said. Indonesia is her rotating chair of ASEAN this year.
“We will involve all stakeholders as a first step in facilitating the possibility of a comprehensive domestic dialogue.We have also shared our initial engagements with all stakeholders.
“Second, it builds conducive conditions to pave the way for inclusive dialogue. Continued humanitarian aid.”
She said these two conditions are the most important in building trust and credibility.
Third, Indonesia hopes that ASEAN’s efforts will create synergies with its neighbors, the Myanmar UN envoy and other countries.
“During the working lunch, all members fully supported Indonesia’s approach to addressing the situation in Myanmar,” she said.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/myanmar-national-dialogue-indonesia-retno-marsudi-asean-3251916 Comprehensive national dialogue key to Myanmar peaceful solution: Indonesian foreign minister