Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cambodia To Host ASEAN Summit in 2012

Phnom Penh, November 2, 2010 AKP --

Cambodia will become the chair of ASEAN in 2012 and Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will represent the 10 ASEAN member countries to attend the G20 Meeting.

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong told reporters on Oct. 31 at Phnom Penh International Airport upon the return of the Cambodian delegation led by Samdech Techo Hun Sen from the 17th ASEAN Summit held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

H.E. Hor Namhong said the 17th ASEAN Summit has touched on many topics, of them there were two main points:

The ASEAN leaders have agreed to see to it that the chair of ASEAN attend regularly the G20 Meeting on economy and finance and the G8 Meeting on security, politics and economy.

The ASEAN heads of state and government have adopted the master plan on ASEAN connectivity so as to achieve the establishment of the ASEAN Community by 2015.

According the deputy prime minister, there were 12 meetings between the ASEAN leaders and the ASEAN partner countries, during which 15 documents have been adopted by the ASEAN heads of state and government, six by foreign ministers and four by ministers of economy.

On the sidelines of the 17th ASEAN Summit, Cambodian Premier Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao have hold bilateral talks, during which China announced a grant aid of 100 million Yuan to Cambodia to contribute to the construction of a railway line from Phnom Penh to Loc Ninh, Vietnam with the total cost of US$600 million. --AKP
(By KHAN Sophirom)

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