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Myanmar Crisis

ASEAN 'consensus' urges Myanmar junta to end violence

Five points include 'constructive dialogue' and acceptance of special envoy

Southeast Asian leaders meet at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on April 24. Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing is seated in the foreground at right.   © Indonesian presidential office via AP

JAKARTA -- Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders on Saturday pressed Myanmar's junta chief to end the bloodshed in his country and resolve the crisis in accordance with a five-point "consensus," in a much-anticipated summit in Jakarta.

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing flew in from Myanmar on Saturday morning for the closed-door talks with presidents and prime ministers from six other ASEAN states. Thailand, the Philippines and Laos sent their foreign ministers instead.

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