Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 8 – Cambodian foreign minister Prak Sokhonn highlighted the important role of Cambodia in becoming the ASEAN chairman for 2022 as it is an opportunity for Cambodia to showcase itself and its capability in paving the way for maintaining ASEAN unity, solidarity, durability and centrality, according to the foreign ministry’s press release dated Wednesday.

His statement was made in his opening remarks of lecture series on "Cambodia & ASEAN and Cambodia as ASEAN Chairmanship 2022" organized by the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC), via videoconference.

“The lecture series is aimed at (1) raising awareness of the relations between Cambodia and ASEAN, (2) promoting Cambodia's role and readiness for the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2022, and (3) sharing opportunities and challenges for Cambodia as the ASEAN chairman in 2022 and particularly in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.”

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