US confident in Asean’s plan for post-coup Myanmar. Others, not so much

5th Jun, 2021

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The number two US diplomat on Wednesday said Washington remained confident in Asean’s five-point consensus plan to defuse Myanmar’s post-coup crisis, even as criticism mounts over the blueprint’s failure to take off nearly six weeks after it was agreed. The vote of confidence from Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman stood in sharp contrast to downcast remarks by unnamed Association of Southeast Asian Nations diplomats quoted in a news report a day earlier who claimed the bloc was “haemorrhaging” amid internal sniping over the matter.

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