Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 12 – The Asian Vision Institute (AVI), on Sunday, said it is honored to be entrusted by Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen and the leadership of the Universal Peace Federation to be the host of Think Tank 2022 Asia-Pacific Secretariat.

“The Think Tank 2022 Asia-Pacific Secretariat, with AVI serving as the host of the Secretariat, was launched on the occasion of the Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope on 12 September 2021 with the aim to promote and facilitate peace, dialogue, mediation, and the strengthening of the ecosystem of peace in the Asia Pacific region”, according to a joint press statement dated Sunday.

Premier Hun Sen congratulated the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) based in Cambodia for being chosen to serve as the Asia-Pacific Secretariat of the “Think-Tank 2022”.

“I am of the view that think-tanks have an important role in contributing to crisis-resolution and promoting peacekeeping activities through in-depth analysis and cultivation the spirits of exchange of views and dialogues,” the premier addressed at the 7th World Rally of Hope: Think-Tank 2022, under the theme “Peace in the Asia-Pacific”.

He continued that “Think-tanks must attach high priority to realism with constructive spirit and avoidance of extremism as well as to promote the principle of mutual understanding and the value to diversity in the study, analysis and policy recommendations in the cause of seeking and maintaining peace, particularly ensuring inclusive development for humankind.”

Read the joint press statement on the inauguration of think tank 2022 Asia Pacific Secretariat.