Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 16 – The Eleventh Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP11) was held virtually on 16 November 2021 under the theme “Strengthening Parliamentary Partnership for Peace and Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID19 and beyond”.

The meeting was co-chaired by Cambodian National Assembly and the Senate.

“Cambodian president of Senate Say Chhum underscored the importance of ASEP’s role in promoting peaceful dialogues with respect to international law, sovereignty, independence and non-interference in domestic affairs and improving global public health,” according to a declaration seen by Fresh News on Tuesday.

“Cambodian president of the National Assembly Heng Samrin reiterated the importance of international cooperation, dialogues, and multilateralism in addressing global issues and challenges such as epidemic diseases and climate change. Both Presidents called for further enhancement of international partnership for sustainable, inclusive and resilient post-pandemic socio-economic recovery.”

“Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen,  the Chair of the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13), stressed the relevance of ASEP and parliamentary diplomacy in promoting trust-based cooperation, advancing multilateralism for peace, security and shared prosperity, and contributing policy inputs on post-pandemic socio- economic recovery.”

Read full declaration below.