President of the Cambodian National Assembly Heng Samrin. (Photo: AFP/ VNA)
Phnom Penh, (VNA) – Digital technology will play an increasingly important role in spurringeconomic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis as well as promoting a new, sustainable and more resilient economy, President of the Cambodian NationalAssembly Heng Samrin said at the first plenum of the 42nd General Assembly ofASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-42) held virtually on August 23.
Heng Samrin emphasised that the Cambodian Government has launched the DigitalEconomy and Digital Society Development Framework Plan for the 2021-2025 periodto build a strong digital economy and society, promoting the digitalrevolution. This strategy will contribute to accelerating the economic recoveryprocess after the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, he said.
He called on ASEAN member states and AIPA to strengthen thedigitalisation process, an important and necessary opportunity to restore theregion’s economy, as well as social welfare under on “a new normal”.
AIPA-42, themed “Forging ParliamentaryCooperation in Digital Inclusion towards ASEAN Community 2025”, is taking placevia videoconference from August 23 to 25 under the chair of AIPA-42 President and Speaker of the Legislative Council ofBrunei, Abdul Rahman Taib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela.
It saw the participation of leaders and legislators of AIPAmember parliaments, observer delegations, and the AIPA Secretary-General./.