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Prime Minister Hun Sen to attend Asean Summit on regional cooperation

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Prime Minister Hun Sen is leading the Cambodian delegation to the 34th Asean Summit from June 22 to 23 in Bangkok, Thailand. Heng Chivoan

Prime Minister Hun Sen to attend Asean Summit on regional cooperation

Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead the Cambodian delegation to the 34th Asean Summit from June 22 to 23 in Bangkok, Thailand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Wednesday.

In a press release, the ministry said Hun Sen will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron as well as a number of senior government officials and business leaders from the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.

It said Hun Sen was invited by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is chair of Asean.

Held with the theme Advancing Partnership for Sustainability, the 34th Asean Summit will focus on promoting cooperation and strengthening the consensus process among Asean members to address new global challenges, the statement said.

“The summit will also explore ways on how to bring Asean to a new height for sustainability and seamless connectivity,” it read.

Hun Sen is scheduled to attend other meetings on the sidelines of the summit with the representatives of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (Aipa), Asean Business Advisory Council and Asean Youth.

Ahead of the summit, the statement stated, Sokhonn will participate in the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM), the 19th Asean Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting and the 23rd Asean Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting, which will be held from June 21 to 22.

“It is expected that the outcomes of the 34th Asean Summit would reflect Asean’s effort to advance the community-building process and to promote Asean partnership for sustainable development, among others, to realise enduring peace, stability and prosperity in the region for the benefit of the people of Asean,” the press release said.

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