ASEAN Affairs: Myanmar rejects ASEAN Leaders' Review and Decision

6 September 2023
2023-09-06 09:50

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the 5th of September 2023. It states that the Ministry notes “the ASEAN Leaders' Review and Decision on the implementing of the five-point consensus” issued at the 43rd ASEAN Summit held in Jakarta of Indonesia.

Myanmar was not represented at the 43rd ASEAN Summits as Myanmar’s rights for equal representation was denied contradicting Article 5 of the ASEAN Charter on "Rights and Obligations".

Although the ASEAN Chair consulted Myanmar on the draft document, the views and voices of Myanmar are not taken into account. Therefore, on behalf of the Government of Myanmar, the Ministry rejects the contents of " the ASEAN Leaders' Review and Decision on the Implementation of the five-point consensus " as the reviews are not objective and decisions are bias and one-sided.

The Ministry reiterates its call to the ASEAN Member States to strictly adhere to the provisions and fundamental principles of the ASEAN Charter, especially non-interference in the internal affairs of the member states. 

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