Cambodia Marks the 49th ASEAN Day

To show the historical significance of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)'s path to achieve peace, stability and development, the flag hosting ceremony marking the 49th ASEAN Day was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) on Aug. 8 with the participation of foreign ambassadors accredited to Cambodia.

Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of MFA-IC H.E. Prak Sokhonn, who presided over the event, expressed the ASEAN Community's pride to have common identity and vision for prosperity and solidarity.

"I am very convinced that the ASEAN's flag being hosted now symbolises the unity and hope of around 628 million ASEAN people," underlined the Cambodian top diplomat.

We reaffirmed about joint determination to further deepen and strengthen our ASEAN Community, said H.E. Prak Sokhonn, adding that thanks to joint efforts in ASEAN and strong support from friends and partners outside the region, we really attain success in a community that has common attention and that contributes to peace and prosperity in the region and the world.

ASEAN was founded on Aug. 8, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the five founding members, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Later, Brunei Darussalam joined the association in 1984, then Viet Nam in 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar in 1997, and Cambodia in 1999.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press