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Don to attend Asean meeting in Phnom Penh from August 2-6 to promote BCG, regional cooperation

Don to attend Asean meeting in Phnom Penh from August 2-6 to promote BCG, regional cooperation

MONDAY, August 01, 2022

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai will participate in the 55th Asean Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings on August 2-6 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Foreign ministers and representatives from 39 countries and organisations are expected to participate in this important annual gathering.

The Asean Foreign Ministers will discuss ways to advance Asean Community building that is people-centred and address common challenges under the theme “Asean A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together” and priorities under Cambodia’s Asean chairmanship this year, as well as the importance of upholding ASEAN centrality and solidarity amidst the regional and global uncertainties and challenges.

The Asean Foreign Ministers will follow-up on the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus agreed by Asean Leaders on April 24, 2021, and make preparations for the upcoming 40th and 41st Asean Summit and Related Summits in November 2022, as well as exchange views on important regional and international issues, particularly those arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and tensions around the world, and push forward tangible cooperation with dialogue partners in various ministerial meetings concerned.

In addition, Don will co-chair Asean-Japan Ministerial Meeting with Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as Country Coordinator for Asean-Japan Relations (2021-2024), to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the Asean-Japan Relations next year.

The deputy PM will use this opportunity to promote cooperation on the Bio-Circular-Green Economy Model (BCG), to support comprehensive recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as to support multilateralism and regional cooperation to address regional and global challenges.