Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 26 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that Cambodia fully supports the inclusion of Timor-Leste as a full member of ASEAN, addressing at the 36th ASEAN Summit, held under the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” via Video Conference on 26 June 2020.
"Regarding the application of Timor-Leste to become a full member of ASEAN, I would like to reiterate Cambodia’s full support, and look forward to the early inclusion of Timor-Leste as a full member of ASEAN. I am optimistic that the membership of Timor-Leste is not only strategically important for us in the context of geo-political contest among major powers, but also to realise the dreams of the Founding Father to unite all countries in Southeast Asian region under the ASEAN umbrella,” stated the premier.
"In this spirit, we should continue working closely with the Government of Timor-Leste to address any major challenges that Timor-Leste is facing, so that all necessary procedures and requirements can be addressed in the near future,” he added.