ASEAN leaders have welcomed Burma's pledge to bring about a transition to democracy through dialogue and reconciliation, but they did not address Rangoon's continued detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A statement by host Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri praised Burma's so-called road map to democracy, which was unveiled in late August but gave no timetable for the process.
Ms. Megawati also said ASEAN leaders agreed that sanctions on Burma are not helpful in promoting peace and stability essential for democracy to take root.
The statement did not mention Aung San Suu Kyi.
Ahead of the ASEAN meeting, member states had urged Burma to release the opposition leader as a goodwill gesture. But they apparently stuck to their policy of not interfering in domestic politics of other ASEAN members.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.