Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cambodia to host ASEAN summit in 2012: PM

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that his country will host ASEAN summit and ASEAN plus dialogue partners' meeting in 2012.

"Now we are building the meeting center and conference hall near the new office of the Council of Ministers. It will be used for the meeting. The new facilities will be opened in November 2010," he said in a graduation ceremony of a University in Phnom Penh.

Hun Sen said that "in past years when we had international meetings, we always went to hold them at the hotels."

"We will also host the top level meeting of the leaders of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) in the near future which will also be conducted in the new building," the premier said.

ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Editor: Wang Guanqun

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