AKP Phnom Penh, June 09, 2020 – H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has expressed Cambodia’s intention to organise an event on Women in Peace and Security on the sidelines of ASEM13.
Deputy Prime Minister highlighted, inter alia, Cambodia’s intention to organise an event on Women in Peace and Security (WPS) on the sidelines of the 13th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM13) and other possible cooperation on women empowerment,” said a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the outcome of a telephone conversation on June 9 with Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women of Australia, issued this evening.
Both Ministers expressed gratitude for mutual assistance extended to their respective nationals after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and discussed how multilateralism can be utilised to garner solidarity and cooperation in the fight against this pandemic, it added.
H.E. Prak Sokhonn also extended Cambodia’s appreciation for Australia’s financial and technical assistance in health sector and in fighting COVID-19 outbreak and agreed to the further enhancement of cooperation between ASEAN and Australia on the COVID-19 response and recovery, pointed out the same source.
Recalling their last meeting in September last year in New York, it continued, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister reassured his counterpart of Cambodia’s Constitutional principle in not allowing the presence of any foreign military base within its sovereign territory.
The Cambodian top diplomat repeated the Kingdom’s position as already expressed by Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen in welcoming all foreign nations to conduct joint military exercises as well as enhance mutually beneficial cooperation with Ream Naval Base.
Both sides also exchanged views on regional issues pertaining to peace, security and stability in the region.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press