Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 4 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet and a prominent delegation departed Phnom Penh to attend the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Jakarta from 4 to 7 September 2023, at the invitation of the ASEAN chair for the year, Indonesian president Joko Widodo.

“The summit, themed "ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth," will concentrate on propelling the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. This marks an essential roadmap for bolstering ASEAN's influence by enhancing its institutional efficacy, with the ultimate goal of championing its people's interests on a global stage. Additionally, the discussions will spotlight the cultivation of an inclusive, visionary, and citizen-centric ASEAN Community, pivotal facets in envisioning the ASEAN 2045,” according to Foreign Ministry’s press release dated 2 September 2023.

“Key agenda items include the Five-Point Consensus on Myanmar and the ASEAN Leaders' Decision. The leaders will also delve into the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, and exchange insights on regional and international matters of shared concern.”

“During his visit to Jakarta, Prime minister Hun Manet will extend a courtesy call to President Joko Widodo. He is also scheduled for bilateral dialogues with ASEAN peers and esteemed global leaders.”