东盟对待缅甸的新方法

纽约——缅甸政府不久前继续软禁民主运动领袖昂山素姬18个月的决策表明与该国执政的将军们打交道是何其困难。但我们可能已经开辟了一条崭新的道路。

最明显的迹象来自东南亚国家联盟,缅甸也是东盟成员国。起初,东盟各国政府对判决的反应相对温和,表达了他们的“失望”情绪——这一立场表明了东盟集团不干涉成员国内政的态度。

但泰国外长格实·披隆随即与柬埔寨、印尼、新加坡和越南等国的外长磋商。他以现任东盟主席的身份传播着共同要求赦免昂山素姬的思想。

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