Cambodia, Singapore Foreign Minister reaffirms commitment to ASEAN

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Cambodia, Singapore Foreign Minister reaffirms commitment to ASEAN

Phnom Penh Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen ASEAN's centrality, unity and resilience, the Cambodian foreign ministry said in a press statement on Tuesday.

The statement said that the two ministers held a telephone conversation on Thursday last week, during which they discussed the situation in Myanmar.

Both ministers reaffirmed their commitment to work together to strengthen ASEAN centrality, unity and resilience while addressing common challenges and shared goals, thereby enhancing peace, stability and prosperity in the region and beyond, the statement said.

As a deputy prime minister, Sokhonn, who is also a Cambodian prime minister, briefed Balakrishnan on the outcomes of the recent visit by Samdech Techo Hun Sen to Myanmar, it said that the visit was an important step to pave the way for an inclusive dialogue between all parties concerned with the Myanmar issue.

He said that Cambodia shares the same aspiration with other ASEAN member states and the international community that is to help Myanmar achieve peace and reconciliation.

The statement said the two ministers looked forward to the convening of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat, which will be the first major meeting between the 10 member states under Cambodia's ASEAN chairmanship for 2022, and that the two ministers looked forward to the convening of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in 1967.