Phnom Penh (FN), May 9 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen and his spouse departed for Indonesia to attend the 42nd ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings to be held on the theme of "ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth" on 10-11 May 2023 in Labuan Bajo, the Republic of Indonesia.

"The ASEAN leaders will deliberate ways and means to sustain the momentum of the ASEAN Community-building, advance the ASEAN's sustainable development agenda to realize an inclusive, participatory, and collaborative Community, and accelerate the development of the ASEAN Community's Post-2025 Vision to make the ASEAN a future-oriented Community for a peaceful, stable, secure, prosperous and resilient region," according to the Ministry's press release dated 6 May 2023.

They will also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concerns and interests, including the implementation of the Five-point Consensus on Myanmar and the ASEAN Leaders' Decision, and application of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific region.

During his stay in Labuan Bajo, Samdech will hold bilateral meetings with some ASEAN counterparts and dignitaries.

On the eve of the 42nd ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, Cambodian foreign minister Prak Sokhonn will take part in the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM), the 26th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting and the 33rd ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting, in preparation for the Summit.