AKP Phnom Penh, As the Chair of ASEAN, Cambodia is committed to unite the regional efforts to address the shared goals of bringing benefits to the people.
The commitment was emphasised by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in his statement at the 77th Session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 23 afternoon (time in New York).
This year, he said, Cambodia is honoured to hold the Chairmanship of ASEAN. So far, this organisation is 55-year-old; and we are proud to celebrate our historic milestone and the remarkable achievements we have made along the way. Throughout the years, ASEAN has been able to navigate through the constantly changing geopolitical landscape to emerge as one of the most prominent and successful regional organisation, while making great strides in advancing its credibility and relevance in world affairs.
“Our theme ‘ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together,’ highlighting the strong spirit of togetherness, encompasses all the key pressing issues I have mentioned earlier. Of course, these challenges do have far-reaching implications on the ASEAN Community building process and our external relations. But as the Chair of ASEAN, Cambodia is committed as ever to consolidate our efforts to address our shared goals of bringing benefits to our peoples based on the spirit of ASEAN Centrality, Unity, and Solidarity,” he added.
Indeed, the situation in Myanmar is worrisome with its direct implications on the security and stability of the whole region; but we must recognise that the crisis is complex with deep-rooted causes, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.
As the ASEAN Chair, he reaffirmed, Cambodia is fully committed to helping Myanmar resolve the crisis and all the efforts are aimed at seeking for the cessation of violence, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need, and the pursuit of building trust among all parties concerned to enable an inclusive political dialogue, as mandated by the ASEAN 5-Point Consensus.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press