– Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, said today that, he would name the country’s Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn, as the ASEAN chair’s new special envoy to Myanmar.

Cambodia will be the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2022.

Sokhonn will succeed the bloc’s current ASEAN special envoy, Brunei’s Second Foreign Minister, Erywan bin Pehin Yusof.

“I’d like to confirm that I will appoint Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn as the ASEAN chair’s special envoy,” Hun Sen said in a speech, during the inauguration ceremony of a luxury hotel in Phnom Penh.

The special envoy has been assigned to enforce the implementation of the five-point consensus on Myanmar, reached in Apr by ASEAN leaders, to facilitate mediation of the dialogue process, and to provide humanitarian aid to Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Hun Sen said, he will visit Myanmar on Jan 7 and 8. He said, as the ASEAN chair in 2022, Cambodia will do its best to promote ASEAN as a united family

Source: NAM News Network

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