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Cambodia: Lavrov meets FMs of Thailand, Laos on sidelines of EAS 00:49

Cambodia: Lavrov meets FMs of Thailand, Laos on sidelines of EAS

Cambodia
November 12, 2022 at 19:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday held talks with his Thai and Laotian counterparts on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom Penh.

Footage shows the Russian foreign minister greeting Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and Laotian FM Saleumxay Kommasith before the meeting.

"Priority areas of bilateral cooperation were discussed, as well as topical issues of the international and regional agenda, primarily in the context of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit," according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Lavrov and Kommasith discussed topical issues of bilateral interaction, including further steps to promote practical cooperation in priority areas.

"The exchange of views on international issues confirmed the proximity or convergence of the two countries' approaches on key issues on the regional and global agenda. The ministers expressed support for further strengthening effective cooperation in various international platforms, including within the framework of aseanocentric mechanisms," the ministry stated on its website.

ASEAN countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The organisation was founded in 1967, while Cambodia was the last to join in 1999.

Cambodia also hosted the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in July, discussing the Russia-Ukraine conflict, political turmoil in Myanmar and US-China tensions, among other topics.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday held talks with his Thai and Laotian counterparts on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Phnom Penh.

Footage shows the Russian foreign minister greeting Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and Laotian FM Saleumxay Kommasith before the meeting.

"Priority areas of bilateral cooperation were discussed, as well as topical issues of the international and regional agenda, primarily in the context of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit," according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Lavrov and Kommasith discussed topical issues of bilateral interaction, including further steps to promote practical cooperation in priority areas.

"The exchange of views on international issues confirmed the proximity or convergence of the two countries' approaches on key issues on the regional and global agenda. The ministers expressed support for further strengthening effective cooperation in various international platforms, including within the framework of aseanocentric mechanisms," the ministry stated on its website.

ASEAN countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The organisation was founded in 1967, while Cambodia was the last to join in 1999.

Cambodia also hosted the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in July, discussing the Russia-Ukraine conflict, political turmoil in Myanmar and US-China tensions, among other topics.