EFEPhnom Penh

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said Friday it was "deeply disappointed" at the "limited progress" and "lack of commitment" of Myanmar's military junta to the Five-Point Consensus agreed upon more than a year ago to mitigate the crisis its coup has caused in the country.

In a joint statement during the ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in Phnom Penh, to which Myanmar's military regime was not invited, the representatives of the bloc's other nine nations expressed "concerns over the prolonged political crisis in the country, including the execution of four opposition activists" last week.

The foreign ministers did not take any action, recommending instead that at the leaders' summit to be held in November the bloc will evaluate the junta's "progress towards the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus" to guide any "new steps."

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