Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 21 - Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia participated in the 12th ASEM Summit held on 18-19 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, which was successfully concluded with the adoption of the Chairman’s Statement on “Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges”.

“The Leaders held substantive discussions on a wide range of issues centering on promoting inclusive growth, ASEM connectivity and sustainable development in the context of the 2030 Agenda.” Cambodian ministry of foreign affairs wrote in the press release on Sunday.

“The Leaders shared their views and perspectives on recent regional and international developments that need to be addressed collectively for the common interests of Asia and Europe, which include among others, the fight against protectionism, strengthening effective multilateralism and rules-based international order, tackling the challenges of climate change, upholding global non-proliferation regime, the denuclearization and the peace process in the Korean Peninsula, countering terrorism and violent extremism, migration, cyber security, and maritime security,” the press release added.

During the meeting, Samdech Techo​ Hun Sen,​​​ Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia shared his views on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by underlining the need for a coordinated framework to jointly address key global challenges that could impact the ability of countries to secure growth, tackle poverty eradication, improve gender equality and women empowerment. Samdech Techo reiterated his support for the multilateralism in the global architecture, particularly for strengthening the World Trade Organization. Asia and Europe should further strengthen their cooperation to ensure peace, security, development and basic human rights, which are the key issues for effectively achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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