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Myanmar’s junta to ‘positively’ consider ASEAN suggestion on ending crisis

ASEAN Leaders' summit in Jakarta

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta will give “careful consideration to constructive suggestions” from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on ways to resolve violent turmoil triggered by a Feb. 1 coup, the junta said.

“The suggestions would be positively considered if it … serves the interests of the country and was based on purposes and principles enshrined in” ASEAN, it said in a statement published on Tuesday.

Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing attended an ASEAN meeting in Indonesia on the weekend at which the bloc issued a so-called five-point consensus on steps to end the violence and promote dialogue between the rival Myanmar sides.

(Writing by Matthew Tostevin; Editing by Robert Birsel and Clarence Fernandez)

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