Brunei says ASEAN heads of state, government to meet as bloc on Saturday

FILE PHOTO: Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah attends the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Brunei on Wednesday said the heads of state and government of Southeast Asian countries will meet in Jakarta at the weekend, in a summit that other officials have said will discuss the crisis in army-ruled Myanmar.

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who is also prime minister, will chair Saturday's meeting, his office said in a statement. Brunei is the current chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc.

The statement did not specifically mention Myanmar. Some officials from ASEAN, which includes Myanmar, had confirmed on Tuesday that the situation in that country would be discussed.

(Reporting by Ain Bandial; writing by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Martin Petty)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In World

Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off coast of Indonesia's Sumatra -GFZ
Lightning strike may have killed 18 wild elephants in India, officials say
In surprise move, Japan adds 3 prefectures to virus state of emergency
Turkey's Karpowership shuts down power to Lebanon
COVID-19 lab leak theory cannot be ruled out, leading scientists say
Big promises, few doses: why Russia's struggling to make Sputnik V doses
Markets slump as Singapore brings in strictest COVID-19 curbs since lockdown
Egypt's road building drive eases jams but leaves some unhappy
Lines, tokens and money brokers: Myanmar's crumbling economy runs low on cash
Myanmar junta declares martial law in town after attacks on bank, police

Stories You'll Enjoy