Cambodia Calls for Joint Efforts to Strengthen Multilateralism

AKP Phnom Penh, November 05, 2019 —

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has appealed for joint endeavours to further promote multilateralism.

“As the world is going through uncertainty, we must come together to further strengthen multilateralism, which is an essential component for regional peace, security and prosperity,” stressed the Cambodian Premier while attending the 11th Mekong-Japan Summit in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday evening.

In this spirit, he affirmed, Cambodia welcomes Japan’s commitment under the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy to ensure peace, stability, prosperity and connectivity in the region.

During the summit, the Mekong and Japanese leaders had in-depth discussions on the progress and challenges in between the 10th and 11th Summits. They highly valued the Mekong-Japan Cooperation Framework, which has, through the three pillars of the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation: developing a vibrant and effective connectivity, creating a people-centred society, and realising a Green Mekong, contributed to enhancing regional competitiveness, and transforming the Mekong sub-region into a centre of global economic growth.

The Mekong leaders congratulated Japan for its successful hosting of the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka, which reflected the key role of Japan in preparing the global agenda.

By Khan Sophirom