Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 22 – His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will participate in the ASEAN-United States Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Videoconference to be held on 23 April 2020 at 08:00AM at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

According to the ministry’s press release dated Wednesday, the meeting was initially proposed by the United States of America during the ASEAN-U.S. High-Level Interagency Videoconference on Public Health Emergencies conducted by ASEAN Secretariat on 1 April 2020.

“The ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the Honorable Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will exchange views and discuss ways to enhance cooperation and partnership between ASEAN and the United States to collectively combat against COVID-19 pandemic within the framework of the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership. The discussion will also focus on actions to address public health emergencies of international concern, and the bolstering of regional public health systems in the long run,” the press release said.

The Videoconference will mark a new milestone in ASEAN-US Strategic Dialogue Relations for long-term collaboration and cooperation on public health amidst unprecedented global challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.