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Cambodia to celebrate 45th anniversary of ASEAN Day Wednesday

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — Cambodia, as the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2012, will celebrate the 45th anniversary of ASEAN Day on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

The commencement of ASEAN flag hoisting will be presided over by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Wednesday morning at the ministry, the press release said.

In the evening, there will be a reception, which will be presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen with the participation of Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of the ASEAN.

Both Hun Sen and Pitsuwan will deliver their speeches at the event.

Founded on Aug. 8, 1967, the ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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