Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn will lead a delegation to attend the 74th session of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) next week in New York.
According to a press release issued today, the meeting will be held under the theme “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”, and its relevant meetings from 24 to 28 September.
Mr Sokhonn will deliver his statement focusing on Cambodia’s socio-economic development, achievements on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the importance of the collective efforts to address climate change, terrorism, extremism and radicalism, and non-conventional security threats, the ministry said.
He will also talk about the new world order, multilateralism, roles of international law, negative impacts of fabricated news, and regional and international issues of common interest and concern will be also highlighted in the statement, the ministry continued.
On the sidelines of the Session, Mr Sokhonn will hold separately bilateral meetings with Tomas Petricek, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the statement said.
The ministry noted that Mr Sokhonn is also expected to hold official talks with other Foreign Ministers of some countries and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, respectively.
On the margins of the Session, the Cambodian delegation will also join the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Informal Ministerial Meeting, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting, the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Ministerial Meeting, the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the Informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (IAMM), and the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the President of the 74th General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General (AUMM) as well as other meeting.