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Namhong headed to ASEAN talks

Namhong headed to ASEAN talks

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will head to Myanmar later this week ahead of a three-day meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers beginning on Friday, with the multilateral talks set to focus on the ongoing dispute over the South China Sea.

Namhong will attend an ASEAN meeting, as well as meetings of the Asean Plus Three countries – which includes China, South Korea and Japan – the East Asia Summit and the Asean Regional Forum.
All of the meetings will take place in the capital Naypyidaw.

Namhong will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts, including Australia’s Julie Bishop.

The diplomats may reignite talks over a controversial deal to send refugees from Australian-run off-shore detention centres to Cambodia, which was broached by Bishop in a meeting with Namhong in February. Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong could not be reached.

Namhong is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with China’s foreign minister and his South Korean counterpart.

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