MYANMAR – In 2024, Myanmar will take over as the EU-ASEAN coordinator, but since the military council is not approved by the European Union (EU), they will have to find another solution, as mentioned by European Union Ambassador Josep Borrell. He said this during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held on July 13 in Indonesia.
“We are facing a challenge regarding Myanmar’s potential to take on the role of coordinator for ASEAN relations with the European Union. We do not recognize military leaders. we must find the solution to overcome this issue,” said Josep Borrell.
Currently, the Philippines is responsible for the rotating role of EU-ASEAN coordinator, and although it was previously planned for Myanmar to take over the role in 2024, they are now negotiating to assign the role to Laos instead of Myanmar, said an unnamed diplomat.
Currently, the EU, The United States and Western countries have imposed sanctions on the junta terrorist council, demanding an immediate end to violence and the release of other political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.