Ukraine Remains ASEAN Food Security Guarantor

The Ukrainian president thanked Cambodia for its support in the Russian invasion and pledged to remain a food security guarantor for ASEAN, during a phone call with the Cambodian PM.
Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at an event in August 2022. Kiripost/SPS Page
Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at an event in August 2022. Kiripost/SPS Page

The President of Ukraine said his country remains a food security guarantor for ASEAN countries during a phone call with the Cambodian prime minister amid global rising inflation.

Prime Minister Hun Sen raised concerns over the recent attack on Kiev and other cities that have claimed many lives and left many others injured, according to yesterday's statement from Cambodia’s foreign ministry.

The invasion has damaged civilian infrastruture, and caused power outages and water shortages, as well as triggered serious energy and food crises and rising infation worldwide.

“Cambodia has been through that. War cannot end war. All parties concerned will strive for a comprehensive solution to end the war in Ukraine, so that Ukraine can regain peace, stability, territorial integrity and development,” the PM said.

Ukraine president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, expressed profound and deep gratitude for Cambodia’s support, co-sponsorship of the United National General Assembly and Cambodia’s firm position on the war in Ukraine.

“I had a phone call with Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Hun Sen. I thank Cambodia, which is chairing the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, for support in the UN,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter.

He added, “Assured that we will remain the guarantor of food security for ASEAN countries.”

Zelenskyy also invited Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to visit Ukaine.

The Russia-Ukraine war began on February 24.