|Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen speaks at the opening ceremony. Photo: VOV
Addressing the opening ceremony on Wednesday, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen urged the ASEAN to unite, promote its centrality, and strive to build a cohesive, inclusive and cooperative community with the spirit of “Unity in Diversity”. He called on ASEAN to strengthen coordination in responding to climate change and environmental degradation, consider the establishment of a ASEAN Green Deal, and bringing the RCEP into full play.
|ASEAN foreign ministers pose for a group photo. Photo: VOV
Shortly prior to the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son paid a courtesy call to PM Hun Sen. He also had a meeting with Prak Sokhonn, Cambodia Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Both agreed to maintain and promote exchange of delegations as well as other comprehensive cooperation mechanisms, and to achieve two-way trade turnover exceeding 10 billion USD this year. The two countries plan to host a variety of activities during the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2022 to mark the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.