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Myanmar Crisis

Jokowi calls for meeting of ASEAN leaders on Myanmar crisis

Indonesia takes regional lead again after foreign ministers' gathering on March 2

Indonesian president Joko Widodo delivers a speech during the inauguration of the new ASEAN Secretariat Building in Jakarta on August 8, 2019.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo called on leaders of ASEAN countries to meet in response to the escalating violence in Myanmar.

In a live speech broadcast on Youtube on Friday, Widodo extended his condolences and "deep sympathy" for victims of the military crackdown on protesters -- and urged for the violence to be immediately ceased.

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