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Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 14:31
Myanmar's foreign minister attends virtual ASEAN meeting
By Xinhua
Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 14:31 By Xinhua

Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin (right) looks on during a visit to the Indian Foreign Services Institute in New Delhi on July 15, 2015.  (MONEY SHARMA / AFP)

YANGON - Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin attended an informal meeting among foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

U Wunna Maung Lwin apprised the virtual meeting of voting irregularities in the November 2020 general elections, five roadmaps put forward by the State Administration Council, and the review of electoral voting lists by the Union Election Commission, among others, the report said.

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ASEAN foreign ministers said in a statement on Tuesday that the regional bloc is ready to assist Myanmar in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner

U Wunna Maung Lwin was appointed as the foreign minister by the State Administration Council, chaired by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.

A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar and state power was transferred to Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained by the military on Feb 1.

The military alleged massive voting fraud in the 2020 general elections, which saw the National League for Democracy win a majority of seats in both houses of parliament.  

ASEAN foreign ministers said in a statement on Tuesday that the regional bloc is ready to assist Myanmar in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner. 

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ASEAN, founded in 1967, groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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