Myanmar’s National Governing Council held its 9th plenary meeting in Naybiya on 26 April, local time, in 2021. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Committee and Commander-in-Chief of the National Defence Force Min Aung Lai said Myanmar would “seriously consider” the constructive views put forward by ASEAN and would invite ASEAN envoys to visit Myanmar after the security situation stabilized.
Min Aung Lai presented the details of his participation in the special summit of ASEAN leaders on Myanmar in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 24.
On the same day, he briefed ASEAN leaders on fraud in Myanmar’s 2020 general elections, the military’s takeover of state power under the Constitution on February 1, the establishment of the National Governing Council, the different stages of protests in Myanmar, the nine objectives of the National Governing Council, a five-point road map and plans for a new general election.
Responding to the five-point consensus mentioned in the statement of the ASEAN presidency, Min said Myanmar would “seriously consider” the constructive views put forward by ASEAN and gradually implement them in line with the spirit of the ASEAN Charter and in Myanmar’s national interest.
Min also mentioned that ASEAN envoys would be invited to visit Myanmar after the security situation stabilized.
On April 24, ASEAN held a special summit on Myanmar in Jakarta, after which it issued a statement of the rotating presidency.
The statement said ASEAN leaders reached five points of consensus on the situation in Myanmar, including that all parties in Myanmar should stop violence and exercise maximum restraint, that all parties should begin constructive dialogue, that ASEAN will appoint special envoys for Myanmar to facilitate the mediation of the dialogue process, that ASEAN provides humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, and that ASEAN envoys and delegations should visit Myanmar.