Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will lead a delegation to attend the 30th ASEAN Summit under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World” to be held in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, on 29th April 2017, at the invitation of His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte,President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Dignitaries accompanying Samdech Techo Hun Sen will include:
- E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation;
- E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports;
- E. Mr. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce; and
Other members of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
In the framework of the 30th ASEAN Summit, Samdech Techo will also attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth.
As ASEAN is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, at the 30th ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN Leaders will discuss and exchange views on critical issues which ASEAN and the world are facing to further promote peace, security and prosperity for the region and the world. Prioritising ASEAN’s efforts in shaping regional architecture is on ASEAN’s agenda while, at the same time, ASEAN Leaders will also stress on the emerging issues of uncertain political and economic situation.
In preparation for the 30th ASEAN Summit, His Excellency Senior Minister Prak Sokhonn will attend the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, 15th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting and the 19th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting, which will be held prior to the Summit.
As a successful regional organization, ASEAN’s roles and responsibilities have continued to grow over matters outside ASEAN region. Situation in the Middle East and in the Korean Peninsula as well as in the world including the health of world economy have been ASEAN’s utmost concern.
At the end of the Summit, a Chairman’s statement will be issued and a number of documents are expected to be signed/adopted and noted.
Phnom Penh, 24 April 2017