Cambodia, the chair country of the ASEAN = Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has revealed that it will not invite the top of the Myanmar military, which took real power in the coup, to the summit held in November.
It is the second year in a row that ASEAN has refused to attend the summit meeting with the top Myanmar military.
On the 5th, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, the chair country of ASEAN, said, "I requested the dispatch of a representative from a non-political position regarding Myanmar," regarding the summit meeting to be held in November. It has been revealed that it will not invite General Min Aung Hlaing, the top Myanmar military commander who held the .
According to diplomatic sources, the Myanmar military has rebelled and has indicated its intention to refuse to send a representative.
After the coup, the Myanmar military agreed with ASEAN to implement an immediate cessation of violence, etc., but no progress was seen, and in July this year, four people, including democratic activists, who had been asked to stop by ASEAN, were sentenced to death. As a result, at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in August this year, a joint statement was issued urging the military to improve the situation.
It is the second year in a row that ASEAN has refused the participation of the top Myanmar military at the summit meeting, and it is a manifestation of its tough stance on the Myanmar military even though it has a principle of non-interference in internal affairs.