Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 15 – Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn will participate in the Special ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 via Video-Conference, to be held on 17 June 2020 at 14:00 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. 

The Meeting will be co-chaired by Indonesia, as the current Country Coordinator for ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Relations, and the Russian Federation.

According to the ministry’s press release dated Monday, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will exchange views on best practices and lessons learnt in countering the pandemic, discuss ways to enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual interests and strengthen the ASEAN-Russia Strategic Partnership, particularly on public health.

“This Video-Conference is held amidst a tough and hectic time of unprecedented global challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, which needs collective combat through unity and solidarity that rest upon the foundation of an effective multilateralism. It will mark a new step forward in the ASEAN-Russia Strategic Partnership for long-term collaboration and cooperation.”