The Foreign Minister of Myanmar is unlikely to be a part of the 24 th ASEAN-India Ministerial right here on Thursday, an official supply indicated.
Myanmar’s illustration on the assembly has been in focus as India has been below strain to keep away from inclusion of Myanmar within the high-level assembly.
The different issue behind that is the souring of ASEAN-Myanmar ties that have been affected starting with the February 1, 2021 coup that overthrew the federal government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Hindu had earlier reported that India was unlikely to ask Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin. The Ministry of External Affairs had final week introduced that the participation of Myanmar within the ASEAN India Senior Officials’ Meeting will comply with the “ASEAN consensus”.
The non-participation of Wunna Maung Lwin in Thursday’s meet is being interpreted as India accommodating worldwide concern over the junta in Myanmar which has refused to enter right into a negotiation with the protesters demanding restoration of democracy. In comparability, the Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin had participated within the BIMSTEC summit in a digital format earlier. That participation had drawn criticism from the United States.
However, Myanmar Senior General and de facto ruler Min Aung Hlaing despatched a message for the 25 th anniversary of BIMSTEC – Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation – on June 6 during which he wished “peace and prosperity” for the Bay of Bengal neighborhood.
Wednesday’s assembly witnessed India welcoming “positive contributions of and continued support of Singapore” in strengthening ASEAN-India relations because the Country Coordinator. “The ASEAN side appreciated India’s support to ASEAN and ASEAN-led architecture in the region,” mentioned an announcement from the Ministry of External Affairs. The delegates reviewed political-security, financial and socio-cultural relationship between the ASEAN and India. Following the assembly, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan met J.P. Nadda, National President of Bharatiya Janata Party as a particular gesture to mark 30 th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations.