Phnom Penh, Cambodia
November 11, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. participated in the 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit Retreat Session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The ASEAN Leaders arrived at a decision concerning the Five-Point Consensus on the Myanmar crisis, citing that Myanmar remains an ASEAN Member but the regional bloc will have to come up with alternative plans in addressing the conflict within the nation.

“While the Philippines adheres to the ASEAN principles of non-interference and consensus, the protracted suffering of the people in Myanmar, in part due to the lack of progress in the implementation of the Five Point Consensus, also challenges the ASEAN-honored principles of democracy and the respect for and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the ASEAN Charter,” President Marcos Jr. said in his intervention.

On the Russia-Ukraine conflict, he urged the involved parties to stop the hostilities due to the “severe and disruptive international economic ramifications of this ongoing conflict, particularly on global food and energy security and commodity supply chains.”

The Philippines is one of the founding members of ASEAN that includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand on August 8, 1967.

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