Climate, Covid top Hun Sen’s agenda at ASEAN meet

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen put climate change and Covid-19 at the top of his political agenda on Aug 3 as foreign ministers from more than 25 countries headed into backroom meetings in Phnom Penh for this year’s ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

As expected Hun Sen, this year’s rotating chair of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), did not mention Myanmar or the South China Sea, two highly divisive issues which were expected to dominate the week.

During his opening address at the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, a precursor to the ARF, he said two initiatives deserved thought and support.

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