Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 26 –  Prime Minister Hun Sen said Covid-19 provided a great opportunity for ASEAN members to enhance and promote trades within the region, addressing at the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) on Friday.

“COVID-19 pandemic has once again reminded us that ASEAN still has shortcomings and heavily relied on external factors. With the emerging trends brought by COVID-19, the shift of global trades and supply chains to regional trades and supply chains, ASEAN must be well-prepared to derive maximum benefits from this. As often mentioned, ASEAN intra-regional trades remain low,” according to Prime Minister’s speech press released on June 26, 2020.

Full remarks is available below.