Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn has reaffirmed Cambodia’s readiness to continue to work closely with all ASEM Partners to build a cohesive, competitive, resilient, and sustainable ASEM community.

“[…], Cambodia is ready and looks forward to continuing to work closely with all ASEM Partners and relevant stakeholders to implement the measures set out in our recent ASEM13 outcome documents to further foster ASEM cooperation, address issues of common concern, and elevate the friendly relations among all Partners to a new height,” he said in his key message on the celebration of ASEM Day.

ASEM must persevere in the next several decades and beyond to ensure that prosperity and sustainable development are secured for all ASEM Partners and, perhaps, the rest of the world, H.E. Prak Sokhonn added, underlining that its commitment toward building a cohesive, competitive, resilient, and sustainable community for the peoples of Asia and Europe remains a top priority.

To this end, he said, all ASEM Partners are bound together in this common goal to ensure that multilateralism will generate stability and prosperity for shared growth, and that it will address existing and emerging regional and global issues with the aim of attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

The 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) was hosted last year by Cambodia under the theme “Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth”. At the end of the meeting, the ASEM Leaders adopted three significant outcome documents, namely: (1) the ASEM13 Chair’s Statement; (2) the Phnom Penh Statement on the Post-COVID-19 Socio-Economic Recovery; and (3) the Way Forward on ASEM Connectivity.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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