Brunei, which is the Chair of ASEAN this year. Propose all foreign ministers to jointly issue a statement after the meeting. After discussing the situation in Myanmar But each side could not come to an agreement.
On March 3, 2021, the Channel News Asia reported that after ASEAN members held a special meeting at the Foreign Ministers’ level via video call yesterday (2 Mar), Brunei, who was the Chair of ASEAN Year. this Propose all foreign ministers to jointly issue a statement after the meeting to discuss the situation in Myanmar. But each side could not agree on all of the declarations. And to the president as a statement instead
The chairman’s statement said “We are concerned about the situation within Myanmar. I want to call on all sides to stop the use of violence. Both sides were relieved. And cooperate to solve problems peacefully Through negotiations with principles “
ASEAN members have called for an end to the violence within Myanmar. And solve problems peacefully After the dissolution of the anti-coup rallies on February 28, the past In which at least 18 people died
“Retno Marsudi,” the Indonesian Foreign Minister said after the meeting. The Myanmar situation is very worrying. More and more people protested against the coup were arrested, injured and killed, and the situation arose. Risk developing the country into the process of democracy as well
Retno also stated that Want the country to return to “democracy” And emphasize that ASEAN cannot help if Myanmar does not open its doors.
This is the first time that a special meeting at the foreign ministerial level of all 10 ASEAN members has been held. Since the Myanmar military coup on Feb. 1 ago In which this meeting was attended by representatives from the coup d’etat of Myanmar.
Before “Lee Hsian Uncle” and “Vivian Balagrisnan” The Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore respectively stated that the use of the Myanmar military “Fatal violence” To disperse the unarmed rally is unacceptable.
Including offering the coup d’etat to release “Aung San Suu Kyi” Leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and former state adviser Out of arrest For the coup to negotiate with the team of Aung San To find a solution at peace with the country