ASEAN ministers weigh not inviting Myanmar junta boss to summit -envoy


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are discussing not inviting junta chief Min Aung Hlaing to an upcoming leaders’ summit, the grouping’s particular envoy to the nation stated on Wednesday.

The envoy, Erywan Yusof, Brunei’s second international affairs minister, instructed a information convention that Myanmar’s junta had not made progress on an ASEAN peace roadmap.

He added that the junta had in a roundabout way responded to his requests to satisfy detained former chief Aung San Suu Kyi, whose authorities the army overthrew in February.

Reporting by Ain Bandial; Writing by Martin Petty

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends the IX Moscow conference on international security in Moscow, Russia June 23, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS