Phnom Penh (FN) Aug. 5 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen unveiled four main reasons that Cambodia joined ASEAN, speaking while receiving an honorary doctorate degree from RUPP on Friday morning (Aug 5).

According to the premier, the four main reasons were (1) non-interference in the domestic affairs of one another; (2) community spirit refers to the spirit of consensus, which means every member has equal rights; (3) socio-economics integration. The practice makes the members integrate with each other and eliminate the development gaps; and (4) gateway of Cambodian diplomacy to connect with dialogue partners.

ASEAN was formally established in August 1967, which consists of ten members namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.