PHNOM PENH, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left here on Friday for the 30th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), scheduled on April 29 in Manila, the Philippines.
The summit will be held under the theme "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World," the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page before the departure.
"The ASEAN leaders will discuss and exchange views on critical issues which ASEAN and the world are facing to further promote peace, security and prosperity for the region and the world," he said.
According to a press release from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, situation in the Middle East and in the Korean peninsula as well as in the world, including the health of the world economy, have been ASEAN's utmost concern.
At the end of the summit, a chairman's statement will be issued and a number of documents are expected to be signed, adopted and noted, the press release said.
Founded in 1967, ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.