Singapore hopes US and China can exercise self-restraint, refrain from actions that will escalate tensions


Singapore’s International Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan attended the assembly in Cambodia. The assembly had in depth discussions on current regional and world developments, together with the scenario in Myanmar, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and cross-strait developments.

“ASEAN famous that no progress has been made on the implementation of the 5-Level Consensus,” stated the MFA assertion.

“The choice by the Myanmar navy authorities to execute 4 opposition activists within the week main as much as the fifty fifth AMM was a grave setback for ASEAN’s efforts to facilitate a peaceable decision and nationwide reconciliation in Myanmar. 

“It additionally disrespected the efforts of the ASEAN Chair Cambodia and the ASEAN Particular Envoy on Myanmar.”

ASEAN additionally reiterated the significance of the continued implementation of the 5-Level Consensus, stated MFA.

“With none progress on this entrance, additional engagement with the Myanmar navy authorities can be of restricted worth. 

“ASEAN is exploring methods to interact with all stakeholders in Myanmar,” stated the ministry.

Dr Balakrishnan reiterated Singapore’s name for the discharge of all political detainees, together with President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and for the ASEAN Particular Envoy on Myanmar to have entry to all stakeholders.

The AMM additionally mentioned the detrimental affect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, specifically on power and meals costs. 

“ASEAN reiterated its name for a right away cessation of hostilities and the resumption of peaceable dialogue amongst all events involved. ASEAN hoped that grain exports from Ukraine can resume to pre-conflict ranges,” stated the MFA assertion.