Cambodia hoists Asean flag to celebrate 53rd founding anniversary

Cambodia on Friday hoisted the Asean flag adjacent to its national flag at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in order to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the establishment of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean).

Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn, also minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, who presided over the event, said since its inception 53 years ago, Asean has grown from strength to strength, expanding both in size and scope.

“Driven by the desire to safeguard and advance the peaceful development for the region, Asean has been able to prevent the escalation of frictions and conflicts into wars through peaceful means and diplomacy,” he said.

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