Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 21 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that regarding climate change issue, the kingdom has also proposed the formulation of “ASEAN Green Deal Initiative” at the recent ASEAN Summits, to re-orient regional development toward ASEAN's sustainable green future.
The premier spoke at the opening ceremony of the 43rd General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-43), held on Monday morning (Nov 21) in Phnom Penh.
“Regarding sustainability, inclusiveness and resilience, ASEAN has been placing its priority on human resource development, education reform and vocational training to keep pace with digital transformation and enhance the role of women and youth to increase economic productivity and stimulate economic growth in the post COVID19 era. On climate change issue, Cambodia has also proposed the formulation of "ASEAN Green Deal Initiative" at the recent ASEAN Summits, to re-orient regional development toward ASEAN's sustainable green future,” the premier underscored.
“ASEAN is also scaling up concerted efforts to implement agreed action plans and initiatives to derive maximum benefits from the opportunities arising from global trends, including digitalization, circular economy, green economy, development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs), and especially the effective implementation of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as well as other ASEAN Free Trade Agreements. All of these will be the key driving force in promoting connectivity in all areas as well as in working together to effectively respond to any challenges,” Samdech added.
Cambodia has proudly achieved success in hosting the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits, with the adoption of numerous key documents and initiatives, aimed at promoting sustainable, inclusive, and resilient ASEAN, including:
First, ASEAN Leaders' Vision Statement on "ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together",
Second, ASEAN Leaders' Statement on ASEAN Connectivity Post-2025 Agenda,
Third, ASEAN Declaration on Building More Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Future: Unlocking Women's Entrepreneurship in ASEAN, and
Fourth, Declaration on the Digital Transformation of Education Systems in ASEAN, etc.