Cambodia postpones 13th ASEM Summit to mid-2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Cambodia, the host of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit, has decided to postpone the ASEM13, which had initially been scheduled for Nov. 16-17 in Phnom Penh, to mid-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a foreign ministry’s press statement on Saturday.

The statement was released after the ASEM Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) via videoconference on July 2-3, which was chaired by Sok Siphana, senior advisor of the Cambodian government and ASEM SOM Leader for Cambodia, and participated by SOM Leaders of all ASEM Partners.

Siphana expressed his sincere appreciation for the support that all ASEM Partners have extended to Cambodia in hosting ASEM13, it said.

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