Phnom Penh (FN) Aug. 4 – Australian foreign minister Penny Wong thanked Cambodia for her efforts in resolving Myanmar's crisis, speaking in a courtesy call on Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen on Thursday (Aug 4) at the Peace Palace.
In her capacity as the rotating chair of ASEAN 2022, Cambodia has worked hard to facilitate and seek solutions for Myanmar's crisis. However, Cambodia regretted and was shocked by the recent executions of four political activists in Myanmar. Cambodia also reacted on that issue by releasing the ASEAN chairmanship statement on 25 July 2022. Cambodia pledged to bring Myanmar back to normalcy and democracy.
On this occasion, premier Hun Sen also briefed to the Australia counterpart about the implementation of the ASEAN Five-point consensus, of which the kingdom has taken a pragmatic approach and solved the problem step by step. Cambodia has focused on three priorities as follow (1) reduce or completely end the violence; (2) provide humanitarian assistance to the needy people without discrimination; and (3) promote trust-building by creating a conducive environment for political dialogue with all parties concerned.