Myanmar's junta said through a state-run newspaper Tuesday that it will carefully consider a consensus reached at an ASEAN summit over the weekend, including a call for an immediate end to violence, after stability is restored in the country.
ASEAN leaders held the meeting in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday with the junta leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, also in attendance. A chairman's statement that laid out a "five-point consensus" including sending a special envoy to Myanmar was issued afterward.
The junta said in a statement carried in Tuesday's edition of the English-language Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper that at the meeting, leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations exchanged views on the current situation, with some suggestions made then being highlighted in the chairman's statement.
"In response to some of the suggestions made by ASEAN Leaders, Myanmar informed the Meeting that it will give careful consideration to constructive suggestions made by ASEAN Leaders when the situation returns to stability in the country since priorities at the moment were to maintain law and order and to restore community peace and tranquility," the junta said.
Since the military ousted an elected government led by leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup on Feb. 1, the country has seen a wave of anti-coup protests, with security forces using deadly force to quell them.
The State Administration Council statement was dated Monday.
The five-point consensus reached among ASEAN leaders also included a special envoy's visit to Myanmar to meet with "all parties concerned," and provision of humanitarian assistance, according to the chairman's statement.
But the consensus did not include a call for the release of Suu Kyi and other politicians detained following the coup. The statement said, "We also heard calls for the release of all political prisoners including foreigners."
At the summit, the general is said to have been open to receiving a special envoy and humanitarian assistance.
Myanmar's security forces have killed over 750 anti-coup protesters and others since February, while keeping more than 3,400 people in detention, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a rights group monitoring the situation in Myanmar.