India has pledged to work closely with Cambodia, the 2022 chair of ASEAN, in addressing issues of common concerns including the Myanmar crisis.
The pledge was made during a telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on January 10.
During the phone call, Sokhonn briefed Jaishankar on the results of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit last week to Myanmar where he met with General Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of the ruling State Administration Council (SAC), in a bid to resolve the ongoing crisis in the predominantly Buddhist country.
On other issues of common interests, Sokhonn said Cambodia is appreciative of India’s active contributions to the Mekong region and sincerely hopes that India will overcome the latest waves of Covid-19 due to the rise of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Ry Sochan / Phnom Penh Post