DPM Prak Sokhonn to Attend 74th Session of the General Debate of UNGA Next Week

AKP Phnom Penh, September 21, 2019 —

H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will represent Prime Minister Samdech Akka Mona Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen at the 74th Session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and its relevant meetings in New York.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation made public this morning, the event will take place from Sept. 24 to 28, 2019 under the theme “Galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”.

H.E. Deputy Prime Minister will deliver his statement focusing on Cambodia’s socio-economic development, achievements on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals, and the importance of the collective efforts to address climate change, terrorism, extremism and radicalism, and non-conventional security threats. The new world order, multilateralism, roles of international law, negative impacts of fabricated news, and regional and international issues of common interest and concern will be also highlighted in the statement.

On the sidelines of the Session, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister will hold separately bilateral meetings with H.E. Tomas Petricek, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and H.E. Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. He is also expected to hold official talks with other Foreign Ministers of some countries and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, respectively.

On the margins of the Session, the Cambodian delegation will also join the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Informal Ministerial Meeting, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Ministerial Meeting, the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the Informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (IAMM), and the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the President of the 74th General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General (AUMM ) as well as other meetings.

By C. Nika