Phnom Penh (FN), Jul. 13 –Cambodia officially announced that Cambodia, as the host of the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13), would host the ASEM13 on 25-26 November 2021 virtually.
“The decision has been made based on the recommendation of the National Committee for Combatting COVID19 that a physical summit is neither safe for ASEM Leaders to attend nor practical as the virus continues to rage on while travel restrictions are being re-imposed by many countries,” according to Cambodian Foreign Ministry’s press release dated 12 July.
The meeting substantively discussed the draft of the Phnom Penh Statement on the Post-COVID19 Socio-Economic Recovery, which will be one of the two outcome documents to be adopted at the ASEM13. The statement reflects the ultimate goal of all ASEM leaders to ensure an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient post-pandemic recovery. ASEM SOM leaders agreed to meet again later this month to finalize the statement.
September 29, 2021