Cambodia to appoint foreign minister as ASEAN chair's new envoy to Myanmar hinh anh 1Prime Minister Hun Sen addresses at the inauguration of the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Hotel on December 15. (Photo:

Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has said that he would name the country's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn as the ASEAN chair's new special envoy to Myanmar.

Cambodia will be the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2022. Sokhonn will succeed the bloc's current ASEAN special envoy, Brunei's Second Foreign Minister Erywan bin Pehin Yusof.

The special envoy has been assigned to enforce the implementation of the five-point consensus on Myanmar reached in April by ASEAN leaders, to facilitate mediation of the dialogue process, and to provide humanitarian aid to Myanmar, Hun Sen said in Phnom Penh on December 15.

Hun Sen also said he will visit Myanmar on January 7 and 8. He said as the ASEAN chair in 2022, Cambodia will do its best to promote ASEAN as a united family./.