Officials from Southeast Asian nations have gathered in Malaysia ahead of an annual meeting of regional foreign ministers this week.
Diplomats said they were preparing a communiqué that would focus on the North Korean nuclear dispute, Burma's military government and the Middle East conflict.
Some officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have expressed frustration at Burma's military regime for failing to carry out promised democratic reforms.
They say the issue could be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
ASEAN leaders are also considering ways to advance stalled six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear dispute.
The regional bloc is hosting a forum in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, which is expected to include U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her North Korean counterpart Foreign Minister Paek Nam-sun.
Ms. Rice has said she would be happy to attend a six-party meeting in the Malaysian capital.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.