Kin Phea, director of the International Relations Institute at the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said the informal Bangkok meeting was an opportunity to share recommendations on the 5PC implementation, but nothing more.
It would not, he said, lead to any immediate solution for Myanmar, and several members of the ASEAN bloc would be absent.
“I believe that whatever stems from this meeting will be outside of the ASEAN framework. If the five island nations of the bloc – Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines – abstain from the meeting as reported, this would make the meeting’s outcomes merely recommendations,” he added.
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