Brunei, Malaysia announce to have ASEAN leaders meeting on Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold a summit meeting on the ongoing developments in Myanmar, Bruneian and Malaysian leaders said here on Monday.

As the current chair country of ASEAN, Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah held bilateral talks with Muhyiddin Yassin, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is paying his first official visit to Brunei on April 4-5.

According to a joint statement on the 23rd Annual Leaders' Consultation, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Muhyiddin Yassin exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest during the bilateral meeting and expressed serious concern on the ongoing crisis in Myanmar and the rising number of fatalities.

They urged all parties to refrain from instigating further violence, and for all sides to immediately exercise utmost restraint and flexibility. The leaders called on all parties concerned to seek a peaceful solution and pursue constructive dialogue, reconciliation and quickly return to normalcy in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar and for the greater peace, security and stability of the region.

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