Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet attends the 26th ASEAN-Japan Summit

 The Head of the royal government, Samdech Mohabovor Thippadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, joined the leaders of the other ASEAN country states in the 26th ASEAN-Japan Summit on Wednesday September 6 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The ASEAN-Japan Summit was chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and the ASEAN chairman and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

The other leaders of ASEAN countries were Sultan Haji Hassanal Bulga, King of Brunei Darussalam, H.E Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, H.E Pham Ming Chinh, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, H.E Son Sai Siphandon, Prime Minister of Laos, H.E Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines, and H.E. Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Kao Kim Hourn was also invited to attend the meeting.

Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Kay RaLa Xanana Gusmao attended the Summit as an observer.  

The ASEAN and Japan established the first informal dialogue in 1973, then formalized it in March 1977 with the convening of the ASEAN-Japan Forum.

Since then, significant progress has been made in all areas, including political security, economic, financial and socio-cultural cooperation.

Japan joined the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in July 2004 and became a Dialogue Partner of ASEAN by appointing its Ambassador to ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

The Japan Mission to ASEAN was established on May 26, 2011.

Bilateral trade between ASEAN and Japan reached US$240.2 billion, up by 17.2 % year on year, according to ASEAN data for 2021. Foreign direct investment inflows from Japan in 2021 reached US$12.0 billion, up by 3.5 percent year on year.

Powered by Blogger.