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17 May 2022

His Excellency SIM Vireak, Director General of ASEAN General Department co-chaired ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Support Group Meeting on Confidence-Building Measures and Preventive Diplomacy via Videoconference.

On the morning of 17 May 2022, H.E. Mr. SIM Vireak, Director General of the ASEAN General Department, together with People's Republic of China, co-chaired the “ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Support Group Meeting on Confidence-Building Measures and Preventive Diplomacy (ARF ISG on CBMs and PD)” via Videoconference to discuss related issues, including ICTs Security, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime, Maritime Security, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Disaster Relief, Peacekeeping, and Preventive Diplomacy. The Meeting also deliberated on new initiatives, including the ARF Statement on Promoting Peace, Stability and Prosperity in the Region through Preventive Diplomacy and ARF’s Future Direction.

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06 May 2022

Press Release on the Outcomes of the Consultative Meeting on ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar 6 May 2022

On 6 May 2022, His Excellency PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia as the ASEAN Chair’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, and His Excellency Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN in the capacity as the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator (SG-AHAC), co-chaired the Consultative Meeting on ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in a hybrid format.

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20 April 2022

The Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM)

On the afternoon of April 20, 2022, Her Excellency EAT Sophea, Secretary of State and SOM Leader of the ASEAN Political-Security Community Council, chaired the Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) to discuss various issues, including ASEAN priorities and deliverables in 2022, the preparation for the 31st ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting, the ASEAN’s key Initiatives on Covid-19 Response, ASEAN Connectivity, and Cross-Sectoral and Cross-Pillar Coordination.  The Meeting also deliberate ASEAN Partnership with Dialogue Dialogue Partners and Development Partners as well as the procedures under the ASEAN SHIELD Initiative.

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20 April 2022

the 8th Meeting of The ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies (8th ACCWG-PHE)

On the morning of 20 April 2022, H.E. EAT Sophea, Secretary of State, led the 8th Meeting of The ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies (8th ACCWG-PHE). The Meeting aims to further discuss on the implementation of the ASEAN key Initiatives on Covid-19 Response.

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17 April 2022

ASEAN Chairman's Press Statement ASEAN and the United States to Convene a Special Summit in Washington D.C. on 12-13 May 2022

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05 April 2022

The Bilateral Meeting between H.E. Dr. KUNG Phoak, Secretary of State of MFA.IC with H.E. Mr. Jon LAMBE, the UK Ambassador to ASEAN, accompanied by H.E. Ms. Joelle JENNY, Director of Southeast Asia and Pacific Department , Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), and H.E. Ms. Tina REDSHAW, the UK Ambassador to Cambodia.

On the morning of 5 April 2022, H.E. KUNG Phoak, Secretary of State, and the representative of H.E. Deputy Prime Minister PRAK Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, discussed with H.E. Jon LAMBE, The United Kingdom Ambassador to ASEAN, accompanied by H.E. Joelle JENNY, Director of Southeast Asia and Pacific Department, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, and H.E. Tina REDSHAW, The United Kingdom Ambassador to Cambodia. The Meeting mainly covered the discussion of Cambodia as the Chair of ASEAN in 2022 and relevant cooperation with the UK.

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04 April 2022

The International Day for Mine Awareness and assistance in Mine Action in 2022

On 4 April 2022, Her Excellency EAT Sophea, Secretary of State, Representative of H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, delivered keynote address to commemorate the International Day for Mine Awareness and assistance in Mine Action in 2022 at Raffles Hotel, Phnom Penh. In the opening session,  H.E Ung Rachana, Under-Secretary of State, and Chair of ARMAC Steering Committee, delivered his opening remarks to showcase the 2022 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action by acknowledging the progress ASEAN Member States, and all the partners and Friends of ARMAC have made in addressing landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). This event was organized by the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) and funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund. 

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01 April 2022

ASEAN Commences Work on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision

Cambodia, as the ASEAN Chair, and Malaysia, as the Permanent Shepherd, co-chaired the first meeting of the High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia on 31 March to 1 April 2022. The Meeting discussed the Work Plan for the HLTF in 2022, Rules of Procedures (RoP) of the HLTF, and core elements of the Post-2025 Vision.

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29 March 2022

Briefing Note by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister PRAK Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on the Outcomes of the First Visit of the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair 2022 to Myanmar

Briefing Note by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister PRAK Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on the Outcomes of the First Visit of the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair 2022 to Myanmar

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17 February 2022

His Excellency PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hosted a Welcome Dinner for ASEAN Foreign Ministers

His Excellency PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted a Welcome Dinner for ASEAN Foreign Ministers, who came to Phnom Penh for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat (AMM Retreat) on 17 February 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The event was a major social gathering for ASEAN foreign ministers after long disruption by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministers and dignitaries enjoyed cultural performances as well as Khmer culinary delights.

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16 February 2022

Her Excellency EAT Sophea, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and ASEAN SOM Leader of Cambodia, chaired the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting

 

Her Excellency EAT Sophea, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and ASEAN SOM Leader of Cambodia, chaired the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting in preparation for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat to be held the next day on 17 February 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

H.E. EAT Sophea briefed the Meeting on priorities and deliverables for Cambodia's ASEAN chairmanship under the political-security community, economic community and socio-cultural community pillars.

The meeting also touched on the preparation to launch the work to formulate post-2025 ASEAN Vision. Other topics include the follow-up to the 38th and 39th Summits, planning of activities to enhance external relations with all the 11 dialogue partners, ways and means to improve effectiveness of ASEAN in addressing regional and institutional challenges, and regional and international issues of common concern.

The meeting also discussed extensively on the follow-up to the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting on 24 April 2021.