PHNOM PENH, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high delegation to attend the ASEM 8 Summit to be held from October 4 to 5 in Brussels, Belgium at the invitation of Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, said a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Tuesday.
The delegation will include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong and Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh and other high-ranking officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia, it said.
As Cambodia is the country coordinator for the ASEAN group of the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting), Hun Sen will deliver his opening remarks on behalf of the ASEAN group during the opening ceremony on Oct. 4 and during the plenary sessions on Oct. 5, he will also make his intervention on “Sustainable Development.”
The ASEM 8 Summit under the theme “Quality of Life”, will issue two important outcome documents: one is the ASEM 8 Chair’s Statement and another is the Declaration of the ASEM 8 Summit on the Global Economic Crisis, the press release said .
On the sidelines of the ASEM 8 Summit, Hor Namhong will hold a bilateral talk with Shah Mahmood Qureshi, foreign minister of Pakistan.
The ASEAN makes up of ten countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
source : according xinhuanet.com