44 Documents to Be Examined and Adopted during 35th ASEAN Summit

Phnom Penh, November 02, 2019 –A total of 44 documents will be examined and approved by the ASEAN leaders and their dialogue partners during the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok, Thailand.

The information was shared by H.E. Sry Thamrong, Minister Attached to the Cambodian Prime Minister, at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning before the departure of the Cambodian high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen to Thailand to participate in the meetings.

Of the total documents, 15 will be adopted unanimously by the ASEAN leaders, while 13 others will be issued and 11 noted, pointed out H.E. Sry Thamrong.

According to the same source, the documents to be adopted cover the areas of climate change, child protection, education, creation of smart cities, connectivity, energy security, fight against the spread of illicit drugs, and so on.

The ASEAN leaders will discuss regional and international issues related to the Korean Peninsula, Rohingya refugee, Japan’s Indo-Pacific initiative, anti-terrorism and cross-border crimes, and South China Sea as well as Timor Leste’s request for ASEAN membership, he added.

As scheduled, during his stay in Bangkok, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will attend the 35th ASEAN Summit, 22nd ASEAN-China Summit, 16th ASEAN-India Summit, 10th ASEAN-UN Summit, 22nd ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit, 7th ASEAN-U.S. Summit, 14th East Asia Summit, 22nd ASEAN-Japan Summit, and 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit.

On the margins of the 35th ASEAN Summit, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will also attend the ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Interface with the East Asia Business Council, Special Lunch on Sustainable Development, and the 11th Mekong-Japan Summit Working Dinner.

Moreover, Samdech Techo Prime Minister is expected to have some bilateral meetings with other leaders and dignitaries from ASEAN Countries and ASEAN Dialogue Partners. He will have a cordial breakfast with H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, and H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR.

The high-level Cambodian delegation will return home on Nov. 5.

by C. Nika