Japan backs ASEAN’s decision to send special envoy to Myanmar hinh anh 1Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi (R). (Photo: AP)
Tokyo (VNA) - Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu has expressed support for ASEAN’s decision to send a special envoy to Myanmar to help it address the current political crisis.

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, at a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on June 28, Motegi said that Japan is seeking a dialogue with the military government of Myanmar.

They also agreed to maintain close cooperation in the Myanmar issue.

The two held talks on the fringes of a foreign ministerial meeting of the Group of 20 major economies taking place on June 29.

Since the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted on February 1, more than 800 people have been killed in clashes between protestors and the military in Myanmar.

In late April, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries held a special meeting on the Myanmar crisis, and reached a "five-point consensus" including the need for an immediate end to violence and the dispatch of an ASEAN special envoy to meet with “all parties concerned”./.