ASEAN bars Myanmar from ASEAN meetings

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The ASEAN Regional Group has said that Myanmar will not be allowed to participate in any ASEAN meetings until it shows progress on the peace plan.

Important facts

  • ASEAN has said that Myanmar should act in a way that shows progress has been made in the peace plan.

  • The regional group expressed concern over the long-running political crisis in Myanmar and the executions of four opposition activists.

  • ASEAN expressed its deep disappointment at the limited progress and highlighted the lack of commitment of the Nay Pyi Taw officials towards the implementation of the Five Point Consensus.

  • ASEAN's five-point agreement was reached in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 24, 2021, calling for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar and constructive dialogue among all parties to seek a peaceful solution.

  • On the Rohingya issue, ASEAN reiterated its support for facilitating the voluntary return of displaced persons in a safe and dignified manner in accordance with the bilateral agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh.


  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN is an international organisation formed in Bangkok,Thailand in 1967.

  • It promotes economic development, peace, security, social progress and cultural development in the Southeast Asian region.

  • ASEAN Secretariat – Indonesia, Jakarta.

  • General Secretary of ASEAN - Lim Jock Hoi, Brunei

  • Official Languages - Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese

  • Working Language -  English

  • ASEAN Summit is the supreme policy making body of ASEAN. 

  • ASEAN is third largest market in the world 

  • It is the sixth largest economy in the world, third in Asia.

  • ASEAN has Free-trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.

ASEAN Member Countries

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • Brunei

  • Vietnam

  • Laos

  • Myanmar

  • Cambodia

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