SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday that the city-state would work with Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries, as well as partners such as the UN, to pressure Myanmar’s military rulers to implement a stalled peace plan.
He was speaking after meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who was in town.
Lee stated that the leaders regretted the lack of progress on a peace plan led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for Myanmar, which has been gripped by violence and unrest since a February 2021 coup that overturned a decade of democratic reforms.
“Singapore will continue to work with Indonesia and ASEAN members, as well as ASEAN’s partners like the UN, to push for full implementation of the five-point consensus,” he said, referring to the peace plan agreed to by Myanmar’s top general with ASEAN.
The 10-member ASEAN bloc is currently chaired by Indonesia.
Singapore and Indonesia will also collaborate on renewable energy development, according to their leaders.
The agreement was one of several memorandums of understanding signed by the two countries, which included Singapore sharing knowledge that could help Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara develop.