Myanmar junta to be represented in ASEAN-Australia Special Summit events through Canberra embassy 

The junta is slated to participate in maritime cooperation and clean energy summits in Melbourne

The Myanmar military junta will be represented in at least two Special Summit events between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Myanmar Now has confirmed.

Thet Tun, the Chargé d'affaires of the junta-controlled embassy in the capital, Canberra, has been called on to participate in the Maritime Cooperation Conference and the Climate and Clean Energy Forum which are official Summit activities and key focus areas Australia-ASEAN relations.

The junta appointed Thet Tun as their representative in Australia in June 2022. 

The Special Summit, which is being held in Melbourne from March 4-6, brings heads of state from ASEAN members to Australia for a leaders’ plenary and retreat and events on the key focus areas, which also include business and “emerging leaders.”

A spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) would not say if the junta would be represented. . .

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