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UN Envoy Calls on Thailand to Step Up on Myanmar Crisis

On Monday, during a visit to Thailand, Noeleen Heyzer, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy on Myanmar, called on the country’s government to play a more active role in resolving the crisis afflicting its neighbor.

In a statement issued after a meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Heyzer said that the Thai leader should press Myanmar’s junta to commit to an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) peace plan. The Five-Point Consensus, as it is known, calls for the cessation of violence and inclusive political dialogue aimed at ending the crisis that has gripped Myanmar since last February’s coup.

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