Southeast Asian leaders call for unity amid global tensions

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian leader Hun Sen is calling for unity, telling a gathering including Russia, China and the United States that current global tensions have been taking their toll on everyone. The prime minister, whose country holds the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, said Sunday at the opening of the East Asia Summit that it was in the world’s common interest to cooperate to solve differences peacefully. The comments come as regional tensions continue to remain high between the United States and China over Taiwan, and while the Russia invasion of Ukraine has disrupted global supply chains, causing rising energy and food prices far beyond Europe.