Cambodia Shares Some Concepts on EAS Cooperation

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia has shared some key concepts related to the EAS (East Asia Summit) cooperation in the context of high uncertainties in the region and the world, according to his official Facebook page.

Cambodia welcomes and highly values the positive progress of EAS cooperation, especially the adoption of Manila Plan of Action to expand the cooperation in three new prioritised sectors in order to advance the Phnom Penh Declaration on the East Asia Summit Development Initiative (2018-2022), said Samdech Techo Hun Sen at the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore yesterday.

For the ongoing trade war, he said, it has seriously impacted investment environment and global economic development, posing a high risk that would hamper the achievement of developing countries' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the Cambodian Premier called on the EAS countries to enhance their responsibilities by strengthening cooperation mechanisms in the spirit of openness, goodwill and strong commitment to address this global challenge so as to maintain investment environment as well as to increase trust in the areas of trade, finance and industry. Cambodia fully supports globalisation policy and multilateral trading system, he underlined.

For global concern over terrorism and violent extremism, Cambodia welcomes and pushes for the implementation of effective measures against violent extremism, terrorism in accordance with the Declaration on counter-threat of return of foreign fighters by increasing the capacity of law enforcers and the cooperation with relevant regional and international organisations as well as information exchange and intelligence information sharing, he added.

Regarding the South China Sea issue, he said, Cambodia supports the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and the drafting process of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea. Cambodia successfully hosted the 25th Summit of the Joint Working Group on the Implementation of DOC and the ASEAN-China Workshop on the Implementation of DOC and Progress toward COC in September 2018 in Siem Reap province.

Cambodia welcomes the Inter-Korean summits and the U.S.-North Korea summit, an important step towardthe elimination of nuclear weapons for permanent peace building and common prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, stressed Samdech Techo Prime Minister.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press