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Asean leaders approve Burma chairmanship bid

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have agreed that Burma can chair the regional bloc in 2014, amid some signs of reform in the country.

The move came at a summit of the 10-member group in Indonesia.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told the BBC the decision was unanimous.

He said member states believed that Burma had made significant progress down the path of democracy.

Karishma Vaswani reports from Bali.

  • 17 Nov 2011