Cambodia expresses concerns over heavy clashes between rebels and junta in Myanmar's Kayah state

This photo taken on January 4, 2022 shows soldiers from the Taaung National Liberation Army (TNLA), a Palaung ethnic armed group, walking near their frontline in Myanmar's northern Shan state. - AFP

PHNOM PENH, Jan 21 (Xinhua): Cambodia, the Aseanchair for 2022, has expressed concerns over the intense clashes in Myanmar's Kayah State between the military and other armed groups, according to a foreign ministry's statement.

"This continued violence is jeopardising the progress that has been achieved during the recent working visit by Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia," the statement said.

It said that Hun Sen has shared during that visit the success of Cambodia's win-win policy in achieving national reconciliation, lasting peace, stability, development and prosperity.

He stressed that, based on the experiences and lessons learned from Cambodia's peace process, complete peace and national reconciliation cannot be achieved without the full participation and agreement from all parties involved, it added.

"In this spirit, we are of the view that all parties concerned shall accept the ceasefire, end all acts of violence and exercise utmost restraint.

"It is best all parties involved start a dialogue in order to establish favorable conditions leading to the re-establishment of peace in the country, which can pave the way for carrying out the Asean's Five-Point Consensus," the statement said.

The Association of South-Eeast Asian Nations (Asean) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. - Xinhua

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