Foreign ministers of 10 Southeast Asian countries call for a ceasefire in Ukraine

, Foreign ministers of 10 Southeast Asian countries call for a ceasefire in Ukraine

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, according to a statement tweeted by the Office of the Cambodian Prime Minister. 

“The Foreign Ministers of ASEAN are deeply troubled by the intensifying gravity of the situation and ensuing worsening humanitarian conditions resulting from the ongoing military hostilities in Ukraine,” the statement said. 

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“We therefore, call for an immediate ceasefire or armistice and continuation of political dialogues that would lead to sustainable peace in Ukraine,” it said, adding that a ceasefire would create an “enabling environment for negotiations” and “avoid expanding suffering of innocent people.”

“There is still room for a peaceful dialogue to prevent the situation from getting out of control and halt the growing number of civilian and military losses and casualties,” it added. 

The statement said ASEAN “stands ready to facilitate, in any way possible, peaceful dialogue among parties concerned.”

ASEAN is comprised of 10 Southeast Asian states, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam @ CNN.

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