Singapore admits ASEAN is notas efficient as the UN expected in Myanmar
Reuters reported on August 20 that Mr. Vivian Plakritsanan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. admitted in an interview with Reuters that Progress in the implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the case of Myanmar Not as effective as many countries including The United Nations (UN) expected
“(ASEAN) is not effective. or as agile as we were expected But the situation is not the least difficult,” said Plakritsanan, adding that he hoped to make progress on his visit to Myanmar. for the report to the ASEAN Leaders' Summit which will take place in November
However, Singapore's foreign minister warned that the ASEAN special envoy's visit to Myanmar would only be meaningful if: The Myanmar junta has agreed to provide special envoys with access to all groups with all interests in Myanmar.
“The key test at this time is how they will interact with our special envoys,” he added. ASEAN is trying to act constructively on Myanmar. Facilitating dialogue and providing humanitarian assistance
When asked about the shadow government or the National Unity Government (NUG), Krisnan said that ASEAN has maintained communication channels with the NUG government. We are not playing on one side, even they (Myanmar junta) know that we will be in touch with all parties, everyone.”
Mr. Plakritsanun also revealed that There is no discussion within ASEAN whether to expel Myanmar or suspend Myanmar's membership. in ASEAN after the coup d'etat on February 1 As a result, 1,000 people have been killed in the middle of this week.