Statement on the ASEAN Leaders’ Review and Decision on the Implementation of the Five-Point Consensus

Announcement No. (17/2022)

November 12, 2022

The National Unity Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar notes the ‘ASEAN Leaders’ Review and Decision on the Implementation of the Five-Point Consensus’ at the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits in Cambodia.

The National Unity Government agrees that the lack of progress on Five-Point Consensus (5PC) implementation requires that other options be explored. The 5PC is ill-fit for purpose and must be reframed or expanded, with engagement with the National Unity Government built in, before an implementation plan and useful indicators can be developed. The National Unity Government stands ready to work with ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar to shape this process.

The National Unity Government is also ready to partner with the Secretary-General of ASEAN and the AHA Centre to deliver humanitarian assistance to all Myanmar communities in need using flexible approaches. 

Furthermore, the National Unity Government welcomes ASEAN Leaders’ calls for UN support, for junta restraint, and for accountability. Decisive Security Council action on Myanmar would be complementary to and reinforcing of ASEAN’s efforts. 

Finally, while ASEAN Leaders could have taken the decision themselves to bar representatives of the illegal junta from all ASEAN meetings, the National Unity Government is confident that the ASEAN Coordinating Council will adopt this stance.