In major rebuke, ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence at summit

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have agreed to downgrade Myanmar’s participation in an upcoming summit in their sharpest rebuke yet of its leaders following a Feb. 1 military takeover.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar’s military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the grouping’s chair Brunei said on Oct. 16.

  • Hurriyet
  • The Associated Press

The decision was made at an emergency meeting late on Oct. 15 after Myanmar refused to cooperate with the bloc’s crisis envoy, Erywan Yusof, who is Brunei’s Second Foreign Minister.

In a swift response, Myanmar’s foreign ministry said it was “extremely disappointed and…

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