ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat Next Week Postponed

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) scheduled to be held in Siem Reap provincial city on Jan. 18-19 was postponed, according to the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Koy Kuong.

The spokesperson explained the postponement of the AMM Retreat by the difficulty for many ASEAN foreign ministers to travel to join the meeting in Siem Reap.

As the 2022 ASEAN Chair, Cambodia will host three major meetings, namely the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat, the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting scheduled for the end of July, and the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits planned for the end of October.

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 then joined 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