Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai has extended an invitation to his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn to spearhead a delegation for informal discussion on Myanmar's situation, scheduled for June 18-19 in Thailand.
According to a June 16 press release from Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the upcoming dialogue is anticipated to hone strategies that respond to the suggestions from the 42nd ASEAN Summit held in Indonesia last month. This initiative seeks to foster diplomatic advancement in the region.
The press release further highlighted the crucial role of the discourse in bolstering the ASEAN Five-Point Consensus (5PC) implementation, and the 15-point ASEAN Leaders’ Review and Decision for its enactment. The 5PC aims to address essential resolution areas, such as immediate cessation of violence and the initiation of dialogue between all relevant parties in Myanmar.
The 5PC encompasses several crucial elements: the need for utmost restraint and immediate cessation of violence, dialogue between all parties involved for a peaceful resolution and the appointment of a special envoy by the rotating ASEAN chair to expedite the mediation process, with the aid of the ASEAN Secretary-General.
Furthermore, the provision of humanitarian assistance through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) is emphasised, as well as ensuring that a special envoy and delegation visit Myanmar to engage with all parties involved.