Cambodian PM to Attend Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19 via Video Conference

AKP Phnom Penh, April 12, 2020 —

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the N of Cambodia, together with ASEAN and the Plus Three Leaders, has concurred to participate in the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19 next week.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the meeting will take place via Video Conference on April 14, 2020 at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, at the invitation of H.E Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam as the ASEAN Chair in 2020.

During the Video Conference, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will be accompanied by H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Dr. Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Finance, H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, and H.E. Dr. Mam Bun Heng, Minister of Health, as well as a number of senior government officials.

Within the Special ASEAN Summit and the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Covid-19, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will deliver two substantive remarks by focusing on impacts of Covid-19 on social and economic development, global economic growth, as well as the serious effects of Covid-19 on security, economy, trade and social affairs as the whole which need timed, effective, and collective international concerts to tackle promptly this challenge.

These two Special Summits will be another milestone reflecting ASEAN’s cohesiveness through joint actions of mutual assistance, enhancing ASEAN’s responsiveness to act promptly and effectively in the control of the disease, and fostering regional resilience, while standing ready to explore cooperation with ASEAN’s external partners and the international community to enhance readiness and responsive measures to mitigate and eliminate the impacts of the COVID-19.

By C. Nika