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Cambodian PM scraps additional summit plans on account of optimistic COVID take a look at — Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has examined optimistic for COVID and determined to go away the Group of 20 Summit in Bali as a precaution.

Hun Sen arrived on the Indonesian island on Monday night native time to attend the assembly of the world’s 20 largest economies and “awoke confirmed optimistic” for the virus regardless of having no signs, the 70-year-old prime minister introduced in a Fb put up addressed to “pricey fellow countrymen.”

“It was fortunate as I arrived late and didn’t be part of the dinner with different heads of states hosted by the French President,” he wrote.

“For the security of different delegates on the assembly, I made a decision that the Cambodian delegation will all return to Cambodia.”

The Cambodian chief and his entourage will depart Bali within the night. Plans to fulfill with the Chinese language and French presidents on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation (APEC) in Bangkok later this week shall be scrapped.

The world’s longest-serving prime minister is dedicated to doing “enterprise as ordinary” however received’t be receiving company in the meanwhile, he mentioned.

Hun Sen hosted a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders final week as Cambodia accomplished its rotating chair of the ASEAN bloc and transferred the baton to Indonesia.

The ASEAN summit and the next East Asian Summit had been attended by U.S. President Joe Biden, who praised Cambodia for a profitable chairmanship amid “a difficult yr” and Hun Sen for the group efforts. 

The 2 leaders had been seen shut collectively shaking arms on the gala dinner on Nov. 12, carrying related Khmer silk shirts and smiling.

Responding to Hun Sen’s announcement, the White Home mentioned Biden had examined destructive for the virus however suffered a chilly on Monday night.

Chinese language Premier Li Keqiang additionally met with Hun Sen in Phnom Penh and subsequently with Chinese language President Xi Jinping in Bali.

US President Joe Biden is greeted by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen as he arrives for a gala dinner in the course of the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 12, 2022. Credit score: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Lavrov visits hospital

In one other improvement, Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov visited a hospital upon arrival in Bali on Monday for a check-up however left quickly afterwards.

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster advised BenarNews, a sister information outlet of RFA, that Lavrov had his well being examined on the island’s fundamental Sanglah hospital, however didn’t keep there.

The Russian international ministry went to nice lengths to reject media studies that Lavrov, who’s attending the G-20 Summit as a substitute of President Vladimir Putin, was hospitalized.

Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova printed a video displaying the minister sitting at a desk carrying shorts within the Nusa Dua resort space wherein a healthy-looking Lavrov urged Western journalists to report “extra truthfully.”

The Russian international minister was to host a press convention later Tuesday as information emerged that the ultimate assertion of the G-20 Summit might state that “most members strongly condemned the struggle in Ukraine.”

A U.S. spokesman mentioned “most members of G-20 come collectively across the consensus that the Russian struggle is seen because the core root reason behind a lot of instability.”



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