BRIEF - ASEAN foreign ministers convene in Bagan

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) began on Friday in Burma’s historic city of Bagan. The AMM started with a Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) chaired by Aung Linn, Director-General of ASEAN Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry. The SOM was attended by representatives of all other ASEAN member-states except for Thailand and Cambodia, whose foreign ministers could not attend because of political unrest in their respective capitals.

This is the first ASEAN conference hosted by Burma since assuming chairmanship of the regional bloc on 1 January.