1. As an immediate neighbor and ASEAN fellow, the Lao PDR has been closely following the developments in Myanmar. We stress the importance of maintaining political stability in all ASEAN Member States in order to achieve stable, peaceful and prosperous ASEAN Community.
2. The Lao PDR reiterates ASEAN position as stated in the ASEAN Chairman’s Statement issued on 1 February 2021 and the Chair’s Statement on the Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting issued on 2 March 2021. We encourage all parties concerned to engage in a peaceful resolution through constructive dialogue and reconciliation in order to return the situation to normalcy soon for peace, development and the interests of the people of Myanmar.
3. While respecting the purposes and principles as enshrined in the ASEAN Charter, the Lao PDR stands ready to work closely with ASEAN Member States to assist in creating an environment conducive to achieve lasting peace and stability in Myanmar.
Vientiane, 12 March 2021