Hope for Rohingya: Asean foreign ministers put China, Myanmar on notice

A gathering of Asean foreign ministers in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Friday signalled that the bloc is no longer prepared to ignore the actions of member states if it damages the image of the collective with external partners, at the same time putting China on notice over the South China Sea. That the bloc is neither blind nor deaf to its own internal conflicts was contained in a statement issued by Don Pramudwinai, Thailand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the 2019 Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AFMR) on Saturday, Jan 18.

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