Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post Prime Minister Hun Sen asks ASEAN countries to launch a scenario to open trans-border trade and regional trade operations And rehabilitate the areas most affected by Kov 19.

He said ASEAN was more successful in combating the disease compared to other regions. Hun Sen's suggestion made at the 36th ASEAN Summit under the banner of cohesion and response made via video (Video) Conference) at the Peace Palace on June 26.

Hun Sen says the outbreak of Kuwaiti 19 poses unprecedented challenges, such as health safety issues. Public disruption, the concentration and functioning of the global supply chain, as well as the devastating effects on society and the global economic downturn.

Hun Sen says: "A common response and solidarity on multilateral grounds, especially under the UN framework, is absolutely necessary." Indispensable at the regional level, ASEAN is proud to have succeeded in combating the disease 19 in comparison with the region Other.

“ASEAN has a new opportunity to strengthen its regional supply chain. This is a necessary task, as I see that regional supply chains will enable ASEAN to realize its potential While the 10 ASEAN countries have different Comparative advantage, ”he said.

In addition, the regional supply chain will enable ASEAN member countries to supply one another Turning ASEAN into a self-reliant region. This is not to say that ASEAN will break away from the global supply chain, but rather to promote the competitiveness of the ASEAN community "On the international stage."

Kin Pheap, president of the Institute for International Relations at the Royal Parliament of Cambodia, told the Post on Sunday that ASEAN is well under control of the 19 pandemic. The most compared with other regions. ASEAN should take concrete measures and allow cross-border travel in order for the economy to resume, but measures must be taken to prevent and respond. Exactly for Kov 19. ASEAN needs to review internal trade.

“In the past, we have seen that ASEAN is very focused on overseas markets, but it has forgotten 600 million people. People in their area. By the time we had a crisis, our dependence on exports was too much for the economy Ours. ”