Academic journal article Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Statement by the Secretary-General of ASEAN Welcoming the Kingdom of Cambodia as the Tenth Member State of ASEAN: ASEAN Secretariat, 30 April 1999

Academic journal article Journal of Southeast Asian Economies

Statement by the Secretary-General of ASEAN Welcoming the Kingdom of Cambodia as the Tenth Member State of ASEAN: ASEAN Secretariat, 30 April 1999

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Excellencies,

Mr Noun Chivorn, Charge d'Affaires of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen A few moments ago, the ceremony for the admission of the Kingdom of Cambodia into ASEAN was held in Hanoi. The admission was marked by the signing of the Declaration on the Admission of the Kingdom of Cambodia by the Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the ASEAN Foreign Ministers. The Cambodian Minister then signed the Protocol for the Accession of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ASEAN Agreements. The national flag of the Kingdom of Cambodia was then raised.

I take great pleasure in extending on behalf of the ASEAN Secretariat and myself our heartiest welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia into the family of ASEAN Member States. At long last, after 32 years, we have fulfilled the vision of our Founding Fathers to unite all nations of Southeast Asia under one ASEAN roof. This is truly a historic moment that we can all cherish.

The realization of "ASEAN-10" has not only a symbolic significance, but also immense implications for the future of our region. With mutual respect and equality, we have turned our diversity to our advantage and pulled together to advance our common interest in strengthening peace and stability in our region. The Kingdom of Cambodia's membership will be a substantial contribution to this endeavour. …

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