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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military chief to be excluded from ASEAN summit

Foreign ministers see 'insufficient progress' in Naypyidaw, bloc's chair says

The commander-in-chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, a conference on international security in Moscow in June.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday agreed to not invite Myanmar's military chief to a leaders summit this month because of slow progress on restoring peace in the country, according to multiple diplomatic sources.

"Min Aung Hlaing will not be invited to ASEAN," said a Yangon-based ASEAN diplomat.

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