The chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers’ meeting said today that discussions on the tension in Taiwan were lively and involved heated arguments. He pointed out, however, that it is better to deal with disputes through dialogue.
Prak Sokon, Cambodia’s foreign minister, advised his counterparts to have cool, dignified, polite and civilized discussions. “The most important thing is to keep talking to each other,” he said at a press conference.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has decided that the generals who seized power in Myanmar will remain barred from ASEAN meetings until they show progress on a peace plan.
At the same time, Sokon warned that in the event of further executions taking place in Myanmar, “the situation should be re-examined”.