Souce:Xinhua By Thomas Whittle
PHNOM PENH, Dec. 17, 2012 — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a high delegation to attend the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-India dialogue partnership and the 10th anniversary of ASEAN- India Summit level partnership to be held on Dec. 20-21 in New Delhi, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
The participation is made at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the press release said, adding that senior officials accompanying the premier to India will include Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh, Vice-President of the Council for the Development of Cambodia Sun Chanthol and other members of the government.
The theme of the summit is’ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity’. At the end of the summit, the heads of states and governments of ASEAN and India will adopt a Vision Statement to chart the future direction of ASEAN-India relations.
Hun Sen will deliver a short keynote address to close the ASEAN- India Car Rally. He will hold a bilateral talk with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) group Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodia is the rotating ASEAN chair in 2012.