Hun Sen reaffirms resolve to visit Myanmar despite mounting criticism

Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with Myanmar’s military-recognised foreign minister Wanna Maung Lwin at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. Picture taken December 7, 2021. Photo from the prime minister's Facebook page

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday reaffirmed his intention to visit Myanmar to meet with the military junta that seized power in the February coup. Hun Sen also defended Cambodia’s upcoming ASEAN chairmanship, saying that China had no influence over his country’s position on the contested South China Sea.