August 7, 2022

A Cambodian Senior Official Appointed ASEAN Secretary General from 2023

H.E. Kao Kim Hourn, currently Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, has been appointed the next ASEAN Secretary General, starting from 2023.

The appointment was agreed by the ASEAN Foreign Ministers in their Retreat Session held in Phnom Penh this afternoon, H.E. Kung Phoak, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Spokesperson of the 55th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings, told reporters at a daily press briefing this evening.

H.E. Kao Kim Hourn will be the first Cambodian citizen to hold this position, since Cambodia joined the ASEAN family on April 30, 1999.

The current ASEAN Secretary General is H.E. Lim Jock Hoi, a Bruneian government official. He took office in Jan. 1, 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press