Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 8 – Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn, on Thursday, attended an inauguration ceremony of the new buildings of the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, as invited by Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

According to the ministry’s press release, the inauguration ceremony marks the 52nd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN. ASEAN leaders conducted a placement of Time Capsule that contains the ASEAN Leaders’ respective messages of hopes and expectations for ASEAN on its 75th anniversary in the year 2042.

“The inauguration of the ASEAN Secretariat’s new premises demonstrates the increasing responsibility of the ASEAN Secretariat and its leadership to meet the evolving global and regional challenges and to build the ASEAN community, namely Political-Security Community, Economic Community, and Socio-Cultural Community,” the ministry wrote in its press release.