29 Oct '11, 4pm

Indonesian FM in Myanmar to weigh ASEAN bid - Channel News Asia

Indonesian FM in Myanmar to weigh ASEAN bid - Channel News Asia

YANGON: Indonesia's foreign minister held talks with Myanmar's leaders on Saturday during a visit to consider the military-dominated nation's bid to chair the ASEAN regional bloc. Marty Natalegawa -- whose country currently holds the rotating chair of the 10-nation grouping -- met President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw and was due to return to Yangon afterwards for talks with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar, which now has a nominally civilian leadership dominated by former generals, wants to take the chair of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2014, when communist Laos was due to take the job. The country also known as Burma relinquished the chance to head the bloc five years ago due to international pressure for democratic reforms. "It was already our turn for the ASEAN chair in 2006. But we allowed others to take our turn as we were not ready f...

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