Myanmar pledges to implement five-point consensus with ASEAN this year

Tuesday, 2022-08-02 16:40:48
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A member of the Myanmar security forces walks by a checkpoint in Yangon on July 19, 2022. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Myanmar's leader Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has said that some points of a consensus reached with the ASEAN to end the country's ongoing crisis will be implemented this year.

In his August 1 televised speech broadcast on state TV, Min Aung Hlaing said this year, as all situations are in progress, the most possible points of the five-point ASEAN consensus will be implemented under the ASEAN frameworks.

Myanmar was unable to implement the so-called five-point consensus last year due to "lack of stability" partly because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus on handling the Myanmar crisis had been agreed at the ASEAN Leaders Meeting (ALM) in Jakarta last April.

It calls for the “immediate cessation of violence” with all parties exercising “utmost restraint”; a constructive dialogue among all parties; the mediation of such talks by a special envoy of the ASEAN chair; provisions of humanitarian assistance coordinated by ASEAN; and a visit to Myanmar by an ASEAN delegation, headed by the special envoy, to meet with all parties.