Hun Sen pays official visit to Myanmar, meets Min Aung Lai to discuss peace plans.

Hun Sen – 7 Jan. AFP Reported that Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia Visit Myanmar on a two-day schedule, between 7-8 Jan. to discuss with Senior General Min Aung Lai, Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces. and the Prime Minister of Myanmar It will be the first foreign leader to visit Myanmar since the Feb. 1, 2021 coup in which generals seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government and ended more than a decade of democracy.

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This handout photo taken and released by National Television of Cambodia (TVK) on January 7, 2022 shows Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin (2nd R) walking past an honour guard upon arrival in Naypyidaw. (Photo by An Khoun SamAun / National Television of Cambodia (TVK) / AFP)

Hun Sen, who will serve as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a term of 2022, arrived by plane to Naypyidaw. along with bringing 3 million masks and other medical equipment as a gift to the Myanmar military government

This handout photo taken and released by National Television of Cambodia (TVK) on January 7, 2022 shows Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) greeting Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing during a meeting in Naypyidaw. (Photo by An Khoun SamAun / National Television of Cambodia (TVK) / AFP)

Hun Sen said he would use discussions with Senior General Min Aung Lai to pressure the five consensus agreed by ASEAN leaders last year as a way to defuse the Myanmar crisis. More than 1,400 civilians have died in the military crackdown on dissidents. and caused a large number of anti-authoritarian forces to spring up across the country.

The five consensus consisted of the need to end the violence in Myanmar immediately. All parties involved shall exercise the utmost patience, constructive discussion of all parties involved. In order to find a peaceful solution for the benefit of the people, the Chairperson of ASEAN will facilitate and mediate the consultation process under the assistance of the Secretary-General of ASEAN. ASEAN will provide humanitarian assistance through the Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Aid on with disaster management in ASEAN and special representatives, including the delegation, will visit Myanmar to meet with all relevant parties.

AFP PHOTO / National Television of Cambodia (TVK)

Prior to his visit to Myanmar, Hun Sen called for a ceasefire. He called on all involved to halt violence that has ravaged the country for nearly a year, although human rights groups and anti-authoritarian activists in Myanmar have called on Hun Sen to cancel his visit. due to the legitimacy of the Myanmar military dictatorship But Mr. Hun Sen asked for patience. By confirming that this visit may be a good result.

AFP PHOTO / National Television of Cambodia (TVK)

The Committee of Representatives of the Union Assembly (CRPH) The Legislative Assembly of Myanmar overthrown by the junta. issued a statement saying Such visits will not benefit and Myanmar people will be outraged by their stance against the junta.

Amnesty International also condemned the visit as having more harm than good. “If Mr. Hun Sen really wants to help. The visit should be canceled and ASEAN should be taken more aggressively to tackle Myanmar’s dire human rights situation rather than indulge in a blank stance,” said Amnesty’s Emerlyn Gil. stated in the statement

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