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Myanmar Crisis

Singapore and ASEAN chair Brunei share 'deep concern' on Myanmar

After one-day trip, city-state's Balakrishnan to visit Malaysia and Indonesia next

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, left, meets Brunei leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on March 22. (Photo courtesy of Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

SINGAPORE -- Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited Brunei on Monday to meet with leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, as the violence in Myanmar overshadows the region.

Balakrishnan also held talks with his counterpart Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof, in which they agreed that the situation in Myanmar was of "deep concern" and urged all sides in Myanmar to seek a peaceful solution through constructive dialogue, according to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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