Once one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, Myanmar has now fallen way behind since the 2021 military takeover, with an estimated 40 percent of the population living in poverty.
US President Joe Biden held talks with allies Japan and South Korea as fears mount North Korea would soon conduct its seventh nuclear test amid a record-breaking recent spate of missile tests.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticised Biden's Indo-Pacific strategy at the conclusion of the ASEAN summit, saying the US is attempting to bypass "inclusive structures" for regional co-operation.
US President Joe Biden, who is on a whirlwind trip with stops at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, ASEAN in Phnom Penh and the G20 summit in Indonesia, referred to Cambodia as Colombia.
"Indiscriminate attacks on civilians are horrendous and heartbreaking," UN chief Guterres said following an ASEAN-UN meeting, drawing attention to the “dramatic violations of human rights” in the country.
Several representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations blame Myanmar's military rulers for failing to implement a peace plan agreed upon jointly last year.
Top US diplomat for East Asia urges foreign ministers of ASEAN bloc to "apply pressure" on the military regime, warning Washington is "not going to sit idly."
Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, speaking in his capacity as special envoy to Myanmar of the 10-member ASEAN, described the executions of Myanmar dissidents as a “setback” to his mediation.
The measures, which come amid cratering ties between China and the US, are the latest in a promised series of steps intended to hit back at the US for allowing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
Ankara's top diplomat, who visited the southeast Asian nation at the request of his counterpart, hails longstanding and promising cooperation between the two countries.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei looks set to dominate the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phnom Penh, as the bloc also looks to tackle the Myanmar crisis.
Myanmar's execution of four prisoners, including a former member of Aung San Suu Kyi's party, is "highly reprehensible," said the chair of a regional bloc leading diplomatic efforts to resolve the post-coup crisis.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2023 TRT World.