Indonesia and Singapore condemn attack on ASEAN aid convoy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said violence will not deter Indonesia from efforts to bring peace to Myanmar, Benar News reported.

Describing the situation in Myanmar as “complicated”, Widodo said the attack “will not lessen the resolve of ASEAN and Indonesia to call for an end to violence”.

“Stop the violence. It will not benefit anyone, it will only harm civilians. Let’s start a dialogue together,” Widodo said. said.

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed that two embassy employees were in the convoy and returned to Yangon unharmed.

In a statement, the ministry said, “We condemn the attack. Ensuring the safety of life is critical in order to provide the necessary assistance to those in need. The only thing that can facilitate a peaceful solution in line with the interests of the Myanmar people is a constructive dialogue between all key stakeholders in Myanmar.” statements were included.

The ASEAN convoy carrying humanitarian aid to the IDPs in Myanmar was attacked yesterday. It was noted that the convoy included delegates from the ASEAN Humanitarian Coordination Center and the Indonesian and Singaporean embassies.

It was reported that a security vehicle was damaged and no one was injured in the incident where gunmen opened fire on the convoy in Shan state and the security team accompanying the convoy returned fire.

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