Новый подход АСЕАН к Мьянме

НЬЮ-ЙОРК - Недавнее решение правительства Мьянмы приговорить про-демократического лидера Аун Сан Су Чжи к домашнему аресту на 18 месяцев доказывает, насколько трудно иметь дело с правящими генералами этой страны. Тем не менее, похоже на то, что первые меры к новому подходу уже были приняты.

Наиболее очевидный признак перемен стал заметным благодаря Ассоциации стран Юго-Восточной Азии (АСЕАН), членом которой является Мьянма. Сначала большинство правительств-членов АСЕАН ответили на приговор довольно мягко, выразив лишь свое «разочарование» - позицию, которая отражает принцип группы относительно невмешательства во внутреннюю политику своих членов.

Однако затем тайский министр иностранных дел Касит Пиромия провел консультации со своими коллегами из Камбоджи, Индонезии, Сингапура и Вьетнама. Будучи текущим председателем АСЕАН, он пустил в ход идею относительно того, чтобы согласованными действиями добиваться помилования в отношении Аун Сан Су Чжи.

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