Date: January 10, 2024

Nay Pyi Taw: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Chairman of the Myanmar ruling council SAC, engaged in discussions yesterday with Mr. Alounkeo Kittikhoun, the special envoy for ASEAN Chair, at the capital city Nay Pyi Taw. The meeting focused on the implementation of ASEAN’s Five Points Consensus in alignment with SAC’s Road Map, as reported by the State Media.

Recently appointed as the ASEAN Special Envoy to Myanmar, Alounkeo Kittikhoun embarked on his inaugural diplomatic mission outside Laos, the current rotating Chair of ASEAN. Upon arriving in Myanmar, the envoy initiated talks with officials representing various stakeholders in the country.

The Senior General and the Special Envoy engaged in discussions concerning the amicable relations between Myanmar and Laos. Their talks encompassed a range of topics, including addressing state responsibilities stemming from alleged voting frauds in the 2020 Multi-Party Democracy General Election, the current situation involves resorting to armed violence instead of advocating for political resolutions to settle political disagreements., collaborative efforts dedicated to fostering stability and national reconciliation, and affirming the commitment of the Military (Tatmadaw) to the Multi-Party Democracy path that resonates with the aspirations of the people.

Additionally, they emphasized Myanmar's full cooperation in the delivery of humanitarian aid and prioritized tasks to be implemented during the 2024 ASEAN Chair's term.

The meeting was attended by SAC Joint Secretary Lt. General Ye Win Oo, Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Than Swe, and officials accompanying Senior General. The Special Envoy was accompanied by the Laos Ambassador to Myanmar and other officials.