Prime Minister Hun Sen will deliver his speech about the impact of Covid-19, vaccines against the disease and the government's recovery plan during the 77th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) on April 26.

He has been invited by UN-ESCAP undersecretary-general Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana to deliver an opening speech in the format of a pre-recorded video to be held in Bangkok, according to a press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“Samdech Techo Prime Minister’s [Hun Sen] speech will focus on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy; the urgent need of Covid-19 vaccine; and the recovery plan from the Covid-19 crisis,” the statement said.

Held under the theme “Building Back Better from Crises through Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific”, the forum will discuss ways to boost regional cooperation and connectivity and to build resilience in different crises, taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery from its socio-economic impact.

The session will also review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.

Ly Thuch, president of the National Committee for ESCAP (NC-ESCAP), will also participate in the session.