Kampong Speu (FN), Sep. 9 – Cambodian prime minister, Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet stated that the image of the Indonesian security guards blocking the Cambodian delegation during the participation in the 43rd ASEAN Summit and related summits in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia was a protocol misunderstanding.

The premier spoke on Saturday (Sep. 9) during a meeting with nearly 20,000 workers in Kampong Speu province.

The premier’s remarks came after the opposition misinterpreted the situation through the media, stating that Manet was embarrassed by being barred by Indonesian bodyguards from attending the 43rd ASEAN Summit and related summits in Indonesia.

With the video of the Indonesian bodyguard stopping the Cambodian delegation, premier Manet highlighted that this was a misunderstanding and the case was resolved immediately.

Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet led a prominent delegation to the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Jakarta from 4-7 September 2023, at the invitation of the ASEAN chair for the year, Indonesian president Joko Widodo.