ASEAN to play more active role in building bright future for Asia, world: Cambodian PM

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PHNOM PENH, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said here on Friday that as the ASEAN chair for 2022, Cambodia, together with other ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, will strive to play a more active role in building a bright future for Asia and the world.

He made the remarks in a speech delivered via video link to an international conference on the future of Asia.

"We are strengthening ASEAN centrality and unity to ensure ASEAN's resilience and robustness against the pressure and influence stemming from intensifying geopolitical competition, and other challenges," Hun Sen said.

"At the same time, we are promoting effective implementation of all agreed-upon initiatives and measures, as well as maximizing the leverage of trade agreements while enhancing both physical and digital connectivity," he added.

He said the bloc will make joint efforts to strengthen the capacity of micro, small and medium sized enterprises, promote entrepreneurship among women and youth, and improve human resource development to stand up to the demands and challenges of the digital era and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in order to accelerate a sustainable and inclusive post-COVID-19 recovery.

Hun Sen said ASEAN, as a regional grouping, can play an indispensable role in promoting peace, security, stability and development in the region and the world.

ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Enditem

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