Insight Online News
Phnom Penh, Aug 8 : Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) needs to stand in unity to address key challenges for the sake of regional peace, stability and sustainable development.
In a video message marking the ASEAN Day, Hun Sen, chair of Asean for 2022, said Cambodia is committed to upholding and promoting the groups centrality, unity, and solidarity to address common regional challenges.
“Asean needs to stand by on our unity for cooperation and mutual interest,” he said. “We will strive to focus on actions that bind us together for (the) greater prosperity of our region.”
Hun Sen said Asean cannot guarantee the absence of wars and conflicts, but at least, it has served as an open platform for constructive dialogue and consultation, which has enormously contributed to upholding peace and stability in the region.
Founded in 1967, Asean groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.