Cambodian PM Departs for the 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Phnom Penh, June 22, 2019 –Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has led a high-level delegation to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit from in Bangkok, Thailand June 22-23, 2019, at the invitation of H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand and Chair of ASEAN.

The Premier and his delegation were seen off at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning by Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and many other senior government officials, as well as Thai Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Panyarak Poolthup.

According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the 34th ASEAN Summit, with the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”, will focus on promoting cooperation and strengthening consensus process among ASEAN Members to address new global challenges. The Summit will also explore ways on how to bring ASEAN to a new height for sustainability and seamless connectivity.

On the margins of the 34th ASEAN Summit, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will also attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA); ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC); and ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth.

It is expected that the outcomes of the 34th ASEAN Summit would reflect ASEAN’s effort to advance the community-building process, and to promote ASEAN Partnership for sustainable development, among others, to realise enduring peace, stability and prosperity in the region for the benefit of the people of ASEAN.

By C. Nika


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