Saturday, October 2, 2010

PM Leaves for the Second ASEAN-U.S. Leaders’ Meeting in New York


Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, departed here today for the U.S. to join the Second ASEAN-U.S. Leaders’ Meeting to be held on Sept. 24 in New York City, at the invitation of U.S. President H.E. Barack Obama.

He was seen off at Phnom Penh International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister H.E. Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers H.E. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister and National Defense Minister H.E. Tea Banh, and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Mrs.Men Sam An as well as many other high-ranking government officials.

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Mrs. Carol A. Rodley was also present on the occasion. According to Delegate Minister attached to the Prime Minister H.E. Sry Thamrong, during the meeting, the ASEAN and U.S. leaders will re-examine the past cooperation and find ways to further deepen and increase their cooperation.

They will exchange views on some international issues such as the general election in Myanmar, Korean Peninsula issue, nuclear weapons issue in Iran, etc., he said, adding that the discussion will also touch on climate change, disaster management, energy security, food security, fight against terrorism and other security issues.

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