Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (A file photo)

Myanmar is ready to work on ASEAN cooperation within the ASEAN framework including the dialogue with the ASEAN Special Envoy in Myanmar, Min Aung Hlaing spoke in a televised address on August 1.

The 54th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM 54) is scheduled to open on August 2, during which foreign ministers will discuss the implementation of the five-point consensus to settle crisis in Myanmar.

At the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting held in late April in Jakarta, ASEAN leaders reached consensus on five points on Myanmar situation: ending violence, conducting constructive dialogue among all parties, appointing a special ASEAN envoy to facilitate the dialogue, providing humanitarian assistance for Myanmar’s people through the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance.

ASEAN has been leading the diplomatic effort on Myanmar since the Southeast Asian country fell into a political stalemate on February 1 after the military arrested government leaders, regional and state governors and senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party.

Source: VNA