Thursday, November 08, 2007

ASEAN Not to Impose Sanction on Burma

Source: Xinhua

Indonesia on Thursday confirmed that ASEAN countries would not impose sanction against Burma, Indonesian Presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said here.

The spokesman told a press conference after a meeting of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singaporean Foreign Minister George Yeo at the presidential palace.

During the meeting, they discussed the issue of Myanmar and the preparation of the ASEAN Summit in Singapore in the middle of this month, Dino said.

"There is no tradition of sanction in ASEAN. So far, there have been almost no applying of sanction on ASEAN member countries. For this mater (Burma issue), ASEAN will not impose sanction," he said.

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