Thursday, November 15, 2007

Indonesia Expects Myanmar to Respect ASEAN Charter

Source: Reuters

Military-ruled Myanmar will be expected to uphold commitments to democracy and human rights included in a Southeast Asian charter set to be signed next week, an Indonesian presidential spokesman said on Thursday.

Myanmar and Indonesia alongside other countries in the 10-nation Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are due to sign the charter on November 20 at a meeting in Singapore.

The charter should transform the association into a regional body and give it a legal identity, with an emphasis on progressive values including democracy and human rights, spokesman Dino Patti Djalal told reporters.

"The countries who sign this charter are expected to uphold and apply the values mentioned in the charter, including Myanmar."

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