Asean was ready to receive Myanmar representative at summit, Indonesia says

Asean was ready to receive Myanmar representative at summit, Indonesia says

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends a virtual 39th Asean Summit at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Government House photo)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attends a virtual 39th Asean Summit at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Government House photo)

JAKARTA: A summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) had prepared for Myanmar to have a representative at its virtual summit on Tuesday, but its junta opted not to have one attend, Indonesia's foreign minister said.

"Myanmar has been invited on a non-political level, but until the summit, Myanmar did not deliver its representative ... The screen was prepared. Myanmar is an Asean member," Retno Marsudi said.  

The situation in military-ruled Myanmar is a test of the ability of Asean to solve problems within its own region, Prime Minister Prayut Chan o-cha told the summit. 

Asean's constructive role with Myanmar is of paramount importance and will have bearing on the bloc's international credibility, Gen Prayut said, according to his office 

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