Cambodian Foreign Minister: Not worried about the threats of Thai protesters

A-0250Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said Thai authorities have promised to defense Cambodian Embassy in Thailand so we are not worried about the threats of Thai protesters.I 02 

 The Cambodian foreign minister told this to reporters at a press conference at Phnom Penh International Airport on Sunday after Cambodian delegation, led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, arrived from ASEAN Summit in Thailand.

He said besides the 15th ASEAN Summit, there were ASEAN Summits with China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and India, the ASEAN Plus three Summit and the East Asia Summit.

In addition, he said, there were the ASEAN coordinating council meeting with foreign ministers of ASEAN’s 10-member countries in attendance, the economic council meeting, and the cultural and social council meeting.

The ASEAN coordinating council meeting agreed to have a summit to be reaffirmed in meeting between ASEAN leaders and U.S. President Barack Obama in Singapore on Nov. 15, 2009, in which ASEAN side requested to hold an annually meeting between ASEAN leaders and U.S. President Barack Obama, as well as to have an Free Trade Area (FTA), he said.

In the 15th ASEAN Summit, the leaders discussed the issue of connectivity, natural disasters, climate change, the global economic and financial crisis, and energy and food security.

They agreed to have an expert team to design a master plan for physical infrastructure development, including road, rail, maritime and air links, in being connected to East Asia, with the participation from the Asian Development Bank and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), he said.

ASEAN leaders agreed that ASEAN should continue to be represented in the G20, and that a consultation process for the G20 be institutionalized.

In the separate ASEAN+1 Summits, China, Japan, South Korea and India promised to enhance the relationship with the ASEAN nations, mainly help them achieve a goal of creating ASEAN community by 2015.

In the meantime, he said, Cambodian minister of Economy and Finance signed an agreement on the US$120 billion Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization (CMIM) for preventing disaster crisis in the region.


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