Press Release: Cambodia to host World Economic Forum on ASEAN from 10-12 May 2017 in Phnom Penh

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At the invitation of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, representatives of Heads of State/Government and Ministers from across Asia-Pacific region will take part in the “World Economic Forum on ASEAN” to be held from 10 to 12 May 2017, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Forum, hosted by Cambodia under the theme “Youth, Technology and Growth: Securing ASEAN’s Demographic and Digital Dividends” will also be attended by important senior decision-makers from the industries and leading figures from business, academia, and civil society.

The World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2017 is expected to focus on how the region’s expanding young and dynamic workforces can be engaged in ways that build the brightest future for the region. The Forum will also provide an opportunity to raise Cambodia’s international profile and enhance the national prestige of Cambodia. Furthermore, it will contribute to the promotion of investment opportunities and tourists to the Kingdom where majority of huge potentials has yet been unlocked.

It is expected that WEF on ASEAN 2017 will yield substantive outcomes to further promote sustainable development, peace, stability and prosperity that contribute to the building of the resilient ASEAN Community.

Phnom Penh,    5  May 2017

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