Thailand hosts an informal meeting among countries affected by the situation in Myanmar

Thailand hosts an informal meeting among countries affected by the situation in Myanmar

วันที่นำเข้าข้อมูล 18 Jun 2023

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1. On 19 June 2023, Thailand will host an informal meeting among countries affected by the situation in Myanmar. Although not being held within the ASEAN framework, it is aimed at supporting ASEAN efforts to resolve the situation in Myanmar. Thailand had informed the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Phnom Penh in 2022 that it would be advancing dialogue in all forums to find a way to resolve the situation in Myanmar peacefully, including through track 1.5, which comprises both government and academia.

2. Thailand has held a number of informal meetings on Myanmar in a variety of formats and levels, including at the ministerial level twice before. This would be the third informal dialogue. It is expected to be attended by high-level representatives from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, China, Brunei and Vietnam. This informal dialogue builds on previous dialogues.

3. Dialogue is a fundamental requirement of diplomacy in seeking out peaceful solutions. As a neighboring country that shares a 2,400 km long border with Myanmar, Thailand wants to see cessation of violence which will eventually lead to peace and stability inside Myanmar. Thailand has been continuously providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Myanmar directly and indirectly, both in the context of conflict and natural disaster. Thailand was the first country in ASEAN to establish a Humanitarian Task Force chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and has coordinated with various UN and international organizations.