PM Hun Sen to Attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand This Weekend

AKP Phnom Penh, June 19, 2019 — 

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit from June 22-23, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The Cambodian Premier’s participation will be made at the invitation of H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand and Chair of ASEAN, according to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) made public this morning.  

Samdech Techo Prime Minister will be accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of MFA-IC H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, as well as a number of senior government officials and business leaders from Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.  

The 34th ASEAN Summit, with the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”, will focus on promoting cooperation and strengthening consensus process among ASEAN Members to address new global challenges. The Summit will also explore ways on how to bring ASEAN to a new height for sustainability and seamless connectivity. 

On the margins of the 34th ASEAN Summit, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will also attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA); ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC); and ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth. 

In preparation for the 34th ASEAN Summit, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Prak 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 on June 21-22, 2019.  

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.      

By C. Nika