ASEAN to Continue Helping Myanmar 

ASEAN will continue to help solving Myanmar’s crisis, H.E. Kung Phoak, Secretary of State at the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, told reporters at a press conference here this evening.

H.E. Kung Phoak, also Spokesperson for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits, said the Myanmar’s crisis is a complex, difficult and time-consuming issue. “When we look at the situation in Myanmar, we want a result that is as fast as possible, but because of its complexity, ASEAN also needs to look at this issue in the long run,” he added.
Anyway, the spokesperson stressed, the five-point consensus (5PC) remains the fundamental solution to this issue. 

“For Cambodia, what we have done over the past 10 months, we can say there is progress because, first of all, we look at the complexity, the difficulty, as well as the involvement of many parties. But for some parties, they may have a different assessment,” he said.

According to H.E. Kung Phoak, ASEAN is drafting a document with a clear plan to help Myanmar, but he himself has not seen it yet.
“I hope that with the strong will and contribution in resolving the problem in Myanmar, ASEAN will be able to issue a document that will be highly effective to contribute to implementing the 5PC,” he underlined. 

Peace, stability and prosperity in Myanmar are also important for all of ASEAN nations, therefore, it is in the common interest of ASEAN to resolve the issues in Myanmar with high commitment as well as high tolerance, the spokesperson said. 

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press