Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 23 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has cancelled joining the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and the First Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan, ROK, to be held on 24-27 November 2019, according to the announcement on his Facebook page on Saturday.
"I am having a hard time, for my mother-in-law is in emergency. The event happens when I prepare to depart for ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and the First Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan, ROK," the premier wrote.
"To fulfill duty as a son, i have no choices other than requesting for apologies from President Moon Jae-in and ASEAN Chairman Prayuth Chan-o-cha for missing such important meetings. Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn will be my special envoy," he added.
The premier also requested for an understanding from Cambodian students, workers, and businesspeople who prepared to welcome him on 24 November.