Cambodia to Nominate a Candidate for Post of ASEAN Secretary-General in 2023

Cambodia will nominate a candidate for the post of Secretary-General of ASEAN in 2023, underlined this morning Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

In public speech during his inspection visit to Morodok Techo National Stadium construction site, Samdech Techo Hun Sen instructed H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to submit a candidate for the post.

According to the Premier, Cambodia has three prominent officials for the post, including H.E. Kao Kim Hourn, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister in charge of ASEAN; H.E. Sok Siphanna, Chairman of the Asian Vision Institute, a Government Adviser, and Former Secretary of State for Commerce; and H.E. Ms. Soeung Rathchavy, Cambodian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Secretary-General of ASEAN is appointed by the ASEAN Summit for a non-renewable term of office of five years, selected from among nationals of the ASEAN Member States based on alphabetical rotation.

The Secretary-General of ASEAN between 2018 -2022 is H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi from Brunei Darussalam.

ASEAN, was established on August 8, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Brunei Darussalam joined the association on January 7, 1984; Viet Nam on July 28, 1995; Lao PDR and Myanmar on July 23, 1997; and Cambodia on April 30, 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press