Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Jan. 5 said the country will chair ASEAN this year with responsibilities in order to achieve an ASEAN community by 2015.

"We will put all our efforts to chair the ASEAN with responsibilities in 2012 in order to push ASEAN towards One Community, One Destiny," Xinhua quoted PM Hun Sen as saying during a visit to Kampong Cham province, 124 km east of Phnom Penh.

"As ASEAN chair this year, we will try all our best to act as a fair mediator in all regional and international issues," he added.

The PM said that the ASEAN will stick to the principle of non-interference in internal affairs of its members.

Cambodia became the ASEAN member in 1999 and it firstly chaired the ASEAN in 2002.

The PM said that Cambodia’s entry into the ASEAN has provided huge advantages to Cambodia in terms of social and economic development, security and diplomacy./.