Opening of the Asean summit: "There are great divisions within Asean"

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The 39th ASEAN summit opened by videoconference this Tuesday, October 26, 2021. REUTERS - THAILAND GOVERNMENT HOUSE

By: Florent Guignard Follow

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations kicked off a summit on Tuesday without a Burmese representative, after the head of Myanmar's ruling military junta was fired for failing to abide by a peace deal, so that international pressure intensifies on the military regime.

The American president will participate by videoconference at this summit.

This is the first time in four years that Washington has had discussions at the highest level with this regional bloc, seen as essential in its strategy in the face of China's growing power.

The analysis of the historian Pierre Grosser, specialist in international relations and professor at Sciences Po. Author of numerous books including

L'Histoire du monde est en Asie

, with Odile Jacob.


  • Burma

  • United States

  • Joe biden

  • China

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