ASEAN officially begins 40th, 41st summits in Phnom Penh

Vu Khuyen
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(VOVWORLD) -Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh joined leaders of other ASEAN member countries and representatives of partners and international organizations at the opening ceremony of the 40th and 41st ASEAN summits in Phnom Penh on Friday.
ASEAN officially begins 40th, 41st summits in Phnom Penh - ảnh 1The Vietnamese delegation attends the ASEAN Foreign Ministerial meeting to review preparations for the 40th and 41st ASEAN summits and related meetings. (Photo: VGP)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the summits and related meetings are an opportunity for countries to look back and to show their determination to strive for a united, resilient, inclusive, and rules-based future.

Many important declarations will be adopted, such as a declaration on the 55th founding anniversary of ASEAN, a declaration on action to respond to challenges together, and the ASEAN connectivity agenda after 2025 statement. These set directions for economic cooperation, equitable development, seamless connectivity, and maintaining ASEAN's central role in the regional architecture.

Mr. Hun Sen said that ASEAN and the region are facing lots of difficulties and challenges, posing an urgent need for an overall approach, a vision, and proper orientations and policies.