Phnom Penh: Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon calls on Russia-ASEAN foreign ministers to promote Kovid 19 vaccine as a global public commodity and urge Russia to increase participation Within the ASEAN framework to accelerate economic recovery after the Kovid 19 crisis.

Prak Sokhon made the call at a special ASEAN-Russia foreign ministers' meeting on July 6.

"His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister (Prak Sokhon) emphasized the importance of Promoting vaccines to become a global public commodity and Russia's participation, especially in supporting the implementation of the five strategies of the framework ASEAN Comprehensive Rehabilitation Aims to Accelerate Post-Epidemic Rehabilitation and Strengthen .

Mr. Prak Sokhon spoke about the long-standing relationship between ASEAN and Russia and about Russia's support for the ASEAN Middle East, which is reflected through Russia's participation in ASEAN-led mechanisms

"His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister encouraged Russia to increase high-level participation and dialogue," the statement said. "Building in the ASEAN framework to promote peace, security, stability and mutual benefit."

Mr. Sokhon also shared with the meeting on the economic recovery plan after Cambodia's 19-year Kovid crisis 2021-2023, which will begin In the near future.
He welcomed Russia's determination for 2022-2023 as the year of science, technology and ASEAN-Russia industrial cooperation.

The statement welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on a comprehensive action plan to implement the ASEAN Strategic Partnership. Russia 2021-2025, which sets out priorities and measures to strengthen the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership.

ASEAN-Russia ministers to meet again at ASEAN-Russia foreign ministers' meeting in August, after which Cambodia will take over Continues from Indonesia as a facilitator of ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership for the next 3 years starting from August 2021 Until August 2024.

ASEAN and Russia Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Strengthen Regional Innovation with ASEAN at the Core Open, transparent, environmental and based on legal principles.

The ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation within the framework of existing ASEAN-led mechanisms, especially East Asia Summit (EAS), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM-Plus).

The Minister expressed his high commitment to further promote cooperation through the implementation of the 2021-2025 Action Plan. Effectively look forward to the 4th ASEAN-Russia Summit in October 2021 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of relations ASEAN-Russia Dialogue