Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 26 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Covid-19 vaccine to be a global common goods which can be accessed by all, addressing at the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020.

"COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a number of challenges including public health safety, disruption on mobilisation and global supply chain as well as severe social impacts and global economic downturn. In this context, the collective responses and solidarity based on multilateralism, especially under the UN framework, is indispensable,” stated the premier.

He continued, “Truly, this is not the time for blame-game, discriminate, or disengage the allies based on political agenda. In this regard, Cambodia fully supports the constitutional mandate of World Health Organization (WHO) as the leading and coordinating authority in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While looking forward to the earliest success of vaccine development, Cambodia is calling on the vaccine to be global common goods which can be accessed by all.”