Phnom Penh ● Sat, August 6 2022
The final day of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM), which ran from Aug. 2 to 5, saw the bloc making bold, breakthrough decisions amid the highly volatile geopolitical developments in the region.
This was evident in the joint communiqué, issued on Friday, which contained calibrated warnings against Myanmar.
Previously, internal disagreements over ASEAN's handling of the Myanmar coup crisis resulted in tense discussions and had heightened anticipation over its mention in the communiqué, which was promised. In its opening remarks on Wednesday, ASEAN chair Cambodia said the bloc would have to "rethink" its peace plans, or else be held "hostage" to the junta-led state's defiance.
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