Cambodian PM in self-quarantine, unable to attend upcoming 37th Asean Summit

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has been in a self-quarantine and will be unable to participate in the upcoming 37th summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asea) and related meetings, said a foreign ministry’s press statement.

“Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen and Deputy Prime Minister [and Foreign Minister] Prak Sokhonn have expressed deep regret to their counterparts for being absent in these important events due to their mandatory 14-day self-isolation in accordance with the national safety regulation against Covid-19,” the statement said.

It added that Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, who is also the minister of economy and finance, will represent Cambodia on behalf of Hun Sen at the summit and related meetings, which will be held via video conference from Nov. 12 to 15.

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