Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn said the letter of invitation to his Russian counterpart H.E. Sergei Lavrov to attend the 12th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum in Cambodia has already been sent.

“H.E. Sergei Lavrov’s invitation letter has been sent, but for the reply, I have not got any report from my colleagues yet as I had been on a week-long foreign trip,” said here this afternoon H.E. Prak Sokhonn at a briefing on the outcomes of his second working visit to Myanmar for foreign diplomatic corps accredited to Cambodia and media members.

As scheduled, Cambodia is going to host the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings, including ASEAN Post Ministerial Conferences, ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Minister’s Meeting, East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, ASEAN Regional Forum and so on from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2022.

East Asia Summit is the Indo-Pacific’s premier forum for strategic dialogue. This meeting has 18 members – the ten ASEAN countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam along with Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States.

Besides, the ASEAN Regional Forum is an important platform for security dialogue in the Indo-Pacific. Its 27 members are the 10 ASEAN Member States; the 10 ASEAN dialogue partners (Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States); Bangladesh, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste; and one ASEAN observer Papua New Guinea.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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