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Cambodia invites Russian foreign minister to ASEAN meetings

Moscow has yet to officially confirm foreign minister's participation

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum and related meetings in August.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Kyodo) -- Cambodia has invited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to annual ASEAN-related meetings slated for early August, with the decision likely to cause concern among the international community which has been split in its response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Speaking at a briefing to the foreign diplomatic corps on Wednesday, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said he asked the Russian minister to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum and other related meetings.

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