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PM Hun Sen Not to Chair ASEAN for Fourth Time

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has announced that he will not be the Chair of ASEAN for the fourth time. 

“I will not hold the ASEAN chairmanship for the fourth time. Three times as rotating Chair of ASEAN are enough,” he underlined at a press conference here at the Peace Palace this afternoon. 

Samdech Techo Hun Sen continued that by the time Cambodia assumes the ASEAN chairmanship for the fourth time, he will be around 80 years old. 
Being the ASEAN Chair is not easy, without the wise and flexible Foreign Minister and assistants, he underlined. 
At the same time, Samdech Techo Hun Sen praised and thanked all Cambodian relevant officials for their hard work and the people in Phnom Penh for their understanding and their cooperation on security and public order enforcement, contributing to the success of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits. 

Cambodia chaired ASEAN in 2002, 2012, and 2022.  Source: Agency Kampuchea Press