The ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN SOM) hosted by Cambodia kicked off this morning (Phnom Penh time), during which participants are expected to develop innovative solutions to address interconnected regional and global issues.
The ASEAN SOM was chaired by H.E. Mrs. Eat Sophea, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ASEAN SOM Leader of Cambodia.
H.E. Mrs. Eat Sophea reviewed positive results obtained by ASEAN in 2021, especially in the implementation of action lines of the master plan on building the ASEAN Community, strengthening external relations and ASEAN’s central role, among others.
With the theme “Addressing Challenges Together”, Cambodia introduced orientations and key focus in cooperation of ASEAN this year, highlighting joint efforts of the member countries in addressing emerging challenges, thereby contributing to peace, security, stability and sustainable development in the region.
ASEAN member countries affirmed their support and close cooperation with Cambodia, the Chair of ASEAN in 2022, so as to bolster the building of the ASEAN Community, maintain solidarity and surmount current difficulties together.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press