Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister
of the Kingdom of Cambodia, together with his ASEAN counterparts attended the
36th ASEAN Summit (Plenary Session) via Videoconference.
This summit was held on June 26 under the theme "Cohesive
and Responsive” and chaired by H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the
Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Samdech Techo Prime Minister was accompanied by H.E. Prak
Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation, H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and
Sports, H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, H.E. Dr. Mam Bunheng, Minister
of Health, as well as a number of senior government officials.
In his opening remarks, Samdech Techo Hun Sen highlighted
that this summit reflected Vietnam’s able leadership of ASEAN, despite the
challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Since its inception 53 years ago, this is the first time
that ASEAN conducts the Annual Summit via Videoconference. This unprecedented
meeting shows ASEAN’s top-level commitment, strong resilience and adaptability
to the current situation. At the same time, we are striving to advance the
development of ASEAN Community building and garner solidarity under
multilateral framework while the global crisis is affecting all of us,” he
Photo Cr.: Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)