Myanmar's situation is stable and it is looking for understanding from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), other countries and the United Nations, Myanmar Deputy Defense Minister Aye Myint said here Wednesday.
Major-General Aye Myint is among the 10 ministers from member countries participating in the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) in Singapore. He told a press conference after the meeting that "the situation is stable."
"Nobody can understand Myanmar better than the government," Aye Myint said, "We are looking for understanding from ASEAN, other countries and the United Nations."
Singapore's Defense Minister Teo Chee Hean, as the meeting's chairman, reiterated that ASEAN's stand on the Myanmar issue has never changed. It will continue to support the U.N. special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari and never impose sanctions on Myanmar.
"We hope that Myanmar will progress speedily toward a situation where all the parties come together. We all want to see a stable Myanmar, a prosperous Myanmar," said Teo.
He also told reporters that ASEAN provides the channel for exchanges of views and the defense ministers received an update on Myanmar during Wednesday's meeting.
ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.