The European Union (EU) has expressed its full support for Cambodia’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2022 as well as for the appointment of H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, as the Special Envoy of ASEAN to Myanmar.

The support was underlined during the 11th Cambodia-EU Joint Committee Meeting held in Phnom Penh in a hybrid format, according to a joint press release issued last evening.

The EU further underlined that the appointment of H.E. Igor Dreismans as the EU Special Envoy for Myanmar highlights the strong support of the EU to ASEAN and UN Special Envoys in the implementation of the ASEAN Five Point Consensus, it added.

The Meeting reviewed the progress made since the 10th Cambodia-EU Joint Committee Meeting held in Brussels in 2018 and saw the exchange of views on a wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues, including the latest political developments in both Cambodia and the EU, the same source pointed out.

The Meeting also discussed the situation in Ukraine, the global economic situation, climate change, as well as Cambodia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN, the situation in Myanmar, EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, it continued.

Besides, said the press release, the EU commended Cambodia for the successful convening of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in 2021, which demonstrated the shared efforts and commitment in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring that multilateralism remains relevant and effective in addressing region and global issues.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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