ROK Interested In Cambodia’s Logistics Sector
Phnom Penh, June 01, 2023 --The Republic of Korea (ROK) has been committed to enhancing and strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation with Cambodia, particularly in the field of logistics.The commitment was made by H.E. Dr. PARK Jung-Wook, Ambassador of ROK to Cambodia, while paying a courtesy call on H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, at the ministry office yesterday afternoon.On the occasion, H.E. Sun Chanthol informed his guests about the completion of Master Plan on Intermodal Transport and Logistics Connectivity of Cambodia which will make the logistics and shipping costs in the country more competitive.Taking the opportunity, the Cambodian Minister thanked the ROK for always assisting Cambodia in its development, mainly in transport infrastructure and human resource development. He also mentioned about the Cambodia-ROK Friendship Bridge project (Old Market-Chroy Changvar-Arey Ksat) which will become an attraction of Phnom Penh capital and a symbol of friendship between the two countries.For his part, H.E. Dr. PARK Jung-Wook lauded the rapid progress and development of Cambodia in all sectors, especially noticeable transport infrastructure.The Korean ambassador firmly affirmed to strengthen the bilateral relations and cooperation between both countries, and pledged to attract more Korean investors to invest in Cambodia’s logistics sector in particular.H.E. Dr. PARK Jung-Wook also praised Cambodia for recently successful hosting of the 32nd SEA Games and the upcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games, which has enhanced Cambodia’s prestige on international arena.
PM On Digital Citizenship To Mark International Children's Day
Phnom Penh, June 01, 2023 --Digital citizenship is a timely agenda significantly related to children, bringing to light the theme 'Together to Protect and Develop Children under the Shade of Peace in Digital Era' for more concrete actions to address emerging issues they face.It was a key message in an open letter by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen released on May 30 to cheer the 74th International Children's Day on June 1, 22nd World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, and Cambodia Children's Day 2023.Children are indispensable resource for national development, therefore, ensuring their protection and development is a main pillar for potential human development for Cambodia's future, wrote the Premier.According to Samdech Techo Prime Minister, Cambodia has remarkably reduced child mortality and promoted 9-year basic education, and in 2022, 94 percent of children aged 0-4 years were issued their birth certificates, along with other social security schemes to support them resulting in countless achievements.Side by side with the digitalisation, however, there emerged new trend of online child kidnapping, trafficking, exploitation, abuses, and crimes that the Royal Government of Cambodia is paying much attention to, including Cambodia's ratification of the WePROTECT Statement of Action and other regional mechanisms to ensure children's online security.Samdech Techo Prime Minister underlined that the observation of the Children's Day stands as a reaffirmed commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia for children's safety and development.He ended his letter calling on competent authorities at all levels to join hands and cooperate closely with concerned partners as well as the media to transform the commitment into actions, especially through enforcing all needful mechanisms and interventions across Cambodia.
Cambodian PM Calls On The Public To Support ASEAN Para Games In June
Phnom Penh, May 31, 2023 --Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has appealed to the public to support the 12th ASEAN Para Games to be hosted by Cambodia in early June.At the inauguration ceremony of Russey Keo Bridge and Overpass in Phnom Penh this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen affirmed that the opening and closing ceremonies of the 12th ASEAN Para Games will be as stunning and joyful as those of the 32nd SEA Games from May 5-17, 2023.The 12th ASEAN Para Games will be held in Phnom Penh from June 3 to 9, 2023 with a total of 14 sports, including Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, 5-a-side Football, 7-a-side Football, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Siting Volleyball, Wheelchairs Basketball, and E-sports (Demonstration).More than 2,600 sports delegates and athletes including some 1,400 athletes from 11 participating countries will join the games to take place at Morodok Techo National Stadium, National Olympic Stadium and other courts in Phnom Penh capital.
Over 500 Journalists Register For 12th ASEAN Para Games In June
Phnom Penh, May 31, 2023 --As of May 30, 2023, more than 500 journalists have registered to cover the forthcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia.The figure was shared by H.E. Phos Sovann, Director General of the Ministry of Information’s General Department of Information and Broadcasting (INB) and Chairman of the Information and Broadcasting Commission of the Cambodian SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games Organising Committees (CAMSOC-CAMAPGOC).Among the registered journalists, over 100 are foreign journalists, he pointed out.“As in the 32nd SEA Games, we have prepared the Main Press Centre (MPC) for national and international journalists which can accommodate from 250 to 350 journalists at a time with free snacks,” he added.The 12th ASEAN Para Games will be held in Phnom Penh from June 3 to 9, 2023 with a total of 14 sports, including Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, 5-a-side Football, 7-a-side Football, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Siting Volleyball, Wheelchairs Basketball, and E-sports (Demonstration).More than 2,600 sports delegates and athletes including some 1,400 athletes from 11 participating countries will join the games to take place at Morodok Techo National Stadium, National Olympic Stadium and other courts in Phnom Penh capital.
National Assembly Adopts Draft Code And Law On Natural Resource Management And Regional Trade Agreement
Phnom Penh, May 31, 2023--Cambodian National Assembly has adopted a draft Environment and Natural Resources Code and a draft law authorising ratification of the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement.The assembly discussed and unanimously approved the draft code and draft law in its 9th session of the 6th legislature chaired by its President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin on May 30.Defended by Environment Minister H.E. Say Samal, the draft Environment and Natural Resources Code improved ambiguities and outdatedness of some legal provisions to address the emerging issues and better facilitate environment and natural resource management and development in Cambodia.The draft law authorising ratification of the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement was defended by Commerce Minister H.E. Pan Sorasak.It aimed to strengthen economic connectivity, provide better opportunities for economic development, increase trade and investment, and secure broader market within the ASEAN Economic Community.It also promotes regulatory cooperation, human resource development, and small and medium enterprises; and reduce the development gap between ASEAN member countries to achieve equality and sustainable socio-economic development.
Japan Extends Over US$600,000 For Eliminating Violence Against Children In Schools
Phnom Penh, May 30, 2023 --The Government of Japan will provide US$637,838 for Save the Children Japan (SCJ ) under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, to support the project “Eliminate Violence Against Children in Schools in Kampong Cham, Cambodia (Year 2).”The Grant Contract was signed here yesterday between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. UENO Atsushi and the representative of the recipient organisation.According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh, Save the Children Japan will implement awareness-raising activities toward children, parents and school officials, establish School-Based Child Protection Systems (SBCPM) and advocate for school-based child protection, with the aim of eliminating violence against children in schools.Through this project, it continued, around 12,000 students and 440 teachers of the targeted schools will be able to benefit from safer and more inclusive violence-free environment, which will lead to an improvement in healthy development and well-being of children.The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in Cambodia in 2002 to support activities by Japanese NGOs to help Cambodia's reconstruction and development efforts at the grassroots level. Since then, the Government of Japan has provided over US$50 million for 152 projects, mainly in the fields of primary education, health, agriculture and mine clearance in Cambodia.
CAIC, Singapore’s Firm Partner In Providing MRO Service At Techo International Airport
Phnom Penh, May 30, 2023 --Cambodia Airport Investment Co., Ltd. (CAIC) and Singapore’s SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) have entered an agreement to form a line maintenance joint venture at the Techo International Airport (TIA) which is scheduled to operate in 2025.The agreement was signed here on May 30 by Oknha Dr. Pung Kheav Se, Chairman of CAIC and Mr. Ng Chin Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of SIAEC under the witness of H.E. Mao Havannall, Minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation.The joint venture will complement SIAEC’s existing network of Line Maintenance International stations. With SIAEC’s engineering capabilities and operations know-how from its LMI network, the joint venture is expected to develop into a regional aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) hub in TIA.Oknha Dr. Pung Kheav Se expressed the CAIC’s delight to form this partnership with SIAEC, saying that it will transfer technical competencies and aligned work practices with SIAEC which are crucial for the long-term success of this joint venture, which will in turn create more high-value job opportunities for our local workforce.“We are undoubtedly excited about the prospects and very confident that this strategic partnership will exceed all expectations,” he said.The joint venture will provide comprehensive line maintenance support with a high level of reliability and quality engineering services to the airlines operating in TIA, Mr. Ng Chin Hwee.“It will strengthen SIAEC’s position as a leading line maintenance provider while offering high quality and efficient maintenance services to valued customers at more overseas locations,” he said.TIA (Phase 1) is a greenfield airport being developed at southern Phnom Penh, about 20 kilometres from the city centre, with a total investment budget of US$1.5 billion.TIA, to be developed in three phases, is designed for 50 million passengers, with three runways and a satellite terminal across a total land area of 2,600 hectares.The TIA construction now reached about 50 percent of completion and is scheduled to inaugurate in early 2025.
Foreign Ministry Releases Outcomes Of Telephone Conversation Between Cambodian PM And Ukrainian President
Phnom Penh, May 29, 2023 --Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) tonight releases the outcomes of telephone conversation between Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and H.E. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, at his request in the afternoon of May 29.According to the MFAIC, at the outset, President Zelenskyy recalled and expressed his profound appreciation for Cambodia’s support and co-sponsorship of the United Nations General Assembly’s Resolutions and Cambodia’s position on the War in Ukraine.President Zelenskyy thanked Cambodia’s humanitarian assistance in helping train Ukraine’s deminers last January 2023. He commended Cambodia’s success as Chair of ASEAN in 2022, enabling Ukraine’s signing of the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in Phnom Penh and Cambodia’s support for Ukraine’s bid to become an ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner.Samdech Techo Prime Minister expressed his pleasure in having again the opportunity to hold a phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the second time and stressed the importance of seeking dialogue with means at disposal in order to bring an end to the war and the sufferings of the Ukrainian people.During the call, Samdech Techo Prime Minister reiterated Cambodia’s principled position on the war in Ukraine. Cambodia deeply respects and strictly adheres to the Charter of the United Nations and to international law.On the ASEAN-Ukraine cooperation, Samdech Techo Prime Minister welcomed and congratulated Ukraine’s accession to the TAC. Samdech Techo reaffirmed the continuing support of Cambodia for Ukraine’s desire to become an ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner and sent his best wishes to the People of Ukraine.H.E. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Samdech Techo Prime Minister for the cordial conversation and warmly congratulated the Cambodian Government and People while wishing them continued peace and prosperity.
Ministry: Mother Nature Movement Is Illegal
Phnom Penh, May 26, 2023 --The Ministry of Environment has notified that anyone who participates in the Mother Nature movement led by Mr. Alejandro Gonzalez Davidson, a Spanish national must be held accountable before the law.According to the Ministry’s statement issued this week, a network branded itself as “Mother Nature” led by Mr. Alejandro Gonzalez Davidson is illegal.The group, said the statement, has not been registered as an association or non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations.In 2017, the head of this organisation submitted a letter requesting its dissolution to the Ministry of Interior, so the Ministry of Interior on Sept. 15, 2017 removed the name Mother Nature from the list of non-governmental organisations.The ministry highlights that all activities committed by this entity and group are against the interest of Cambodian society and contrary to the provisions of the Civil Code, the Criminal Code and the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations.
Cambodia And Poland Look Forward To Deepening Bilateral Cooperation
Phnom Penh, May 26, 2023--Cambodia and Poland yesterday held the 2nd Session of their Political Consultations to deepen their bilateral cooperation, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation AKP received this afternoon.The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Chem Widhya, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom and Poland counterpart H.E. Wojciech Gerwel, and both sides noted with pleasure the traditional excellent bonds of friendship and close cooperation, which happily exist between the two countries.With a strong commitment to strengthening bilateral ties, both sides shared common views on various bilateral areas of cooperation, including between the two Foreign Ministries, the two Parliaments and between the two regional organisations, ASEAN and the European Union, as well as in trade and investment, agriculture, education and culture among others.They will encourage relevant authorities to work together, establishing conducive legal instruments and holding investment and business forums in either countries to encourage the active participation by the private sector. Both sides also exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues of common interest and concern.At the end of the consultations, the two heads of Delegations signed an agreement between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Poland on Visa Exemption for the Holders of Diplomatic Passports.During the discussions, H.E. Chem Widhya expressed the deep gratitude of the Royal Government and the People of Cambodia to the Polish Government and People for the generous development assistance extended to Cambodia over the years since the liberation of the country from the genocide regime in 1979, and briefed his counterpart about the political situation in Cambodia, especially the upcoming general elections, the economic development, the friendly and attractive investment climate in Cambodia and the success of Cambodia's Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2022.For his part, H.E. Wojciech Gerwel was deeply impressed by the rapid economic progress made by Cambodia and commended the very successful efforts of Cambodia in curbing COVID-19 pandemic. He also congratulated Cambodia for the great achievements of the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2022, as well as for successfully hosting the 32nd SEA Games, which has noticeably enhanced Cambodia's image on the international arena.
Political Parties’ Order On Ballot Papers Determined
Phnom Penh, May 29, 2023 --The National Election Committee of Cambodia (NEC) this morning held a public draw to determine the order of political parties on ballot papers for the upcoming National Election.The public draw took place at the NEC’s headquarters in Phnom Penh in the presence of H.E. Prach Chan, NEC Chairman, and Supreme Patriarchs of the two Buddhist denominations in Cambodia.Cambodia is going to organise the 7th parliamentary elections on July 23, 2023 with the participation of 18 political parties.According to the draw result, Beehive Social Democratic Party stands at No. 1, Khmer United Party No. 2, Cambodian Nationality Party No. 3, Khmer United National Party No. 4, Democracy Power Party No. 5, Khmer Farmers Party No. 6, Women’s Party for Women No. 7, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party No. 8, FUNCINPEC Party No. 9, Dharmacracy Party No. 10, Grassroots Democratic Party No. 11, People Purpose Party No. 12, Khmer Economic Development Party No. 13, Ekpheap Cheat Khmer Party No. 14, Khmer Conservative Party No. 15, Cambodian Youth Party No. 16, Cambodia Indigenous People’s Democracy Party No. 17, and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party No. 18.
Cambodia Donates One Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Myanmar
Phnom Penh, May 26, 2023 --The Royal Government of Cambodia has donated one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to support the latter’s efforts in combating the pandemic.“Today Cambodia delivered 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines along with some medical materials to Myanmar who is still facing with new infections and lacks vaccines,” the Cambodian Premier said at a get-together with nearly 20,000 factory workers and employees at the Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone in Khan Kambol this morning.“We still have vaccines in stock; therefore we have to help our friends who are in need. Now, H.E. Ms. Yuok Sambath (Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health) in on a flight to Myanmar to hand over the vaccines,” he added.This is the fourth time that the Royal Government of Cambodia provides vaccines and medical materials to contribute to fighting against COVID-19 in Myanmar.Besides Myanmar, Cambodia has so far provided COVID-related assistance for Laos, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and Nepal.
PM: Workers’ Monthly Minimum Wage In Cambodia Higher Than In Some Countries
Phnom Penh, May 26, 2023 --Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning affirmed that the minimum monthly wage of garment workers in Cambodia is higher than that in some other countries in the region and Asia, such as Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.At a get-together with nearly 20,000 factory workers and employees at the Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone in Khan Kambol this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen pointed out that the current minimum wage of garment workers in Cambodia is US$200 per month without counting other benefits.Samdech Techo Hun Sen added that the monthly minimum wages of workers in some countries may be lower due to exchange rate fluctuations. That is why, he underlined, Cambodia allows factory owners to give monthly wages to give their workers in Riel, the national currency, or in U.S. dollar.Besides, the Prime Minister stressed that while the armed forces and civil servants did not have an increase in their salaries in 2021 and 2022, the garment workers did although not much.In the 1990s, Cambodia had only 64 factories, employing a total of 80,000 workers with US$40 as monthly wage, but now there are 1,326 garment and textile factories in the country with some 840,000 workers.If we add up other types of factories, Cambodia has in total 17,000 factories and enterprises with 1.5 million workers.
Cambodian PM Continues Second Round of Visit to Factory Workers
Phnom Penh, May 26, 2023 --Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning continued his second round of visit to factory workers, after his first round between 2017-2019 with nearly one million workers across the Kingdom.The visit was made at Marvel Garment Factory located in the Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Khan Kambol with some 19,000 workers and employees, of them nearly 16,000 are from Marvel Garment Co., Ltd., 1,500 from Rongwin Garment Co., Ltd. and 1,500 others from Daqian Textile (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.Samdech Techo Hun Sen said he wanted to meet the workers since 2020, but the plan was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Premier continued that tomorrow he will further meet with other 19,000 workers at the same SEZ and was scheduled to visit other workers throughout the country, especially in Phnom Penh, Preah Sihanouk, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kampong Cham, etc.“In early 1990s, Cambodia had only 64 factories with only 80,000 workers, but now there are 1,326 garment and textile factories with some 800,000 workers,” he underlined.Samdech Techo Hun Sen said if we add other types of factories, Cambodia has in total 17,000 factories with 1.5 million workers.The second round of his visit to factory workers began at the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) in Preah Sihanouk province with some 24,000 workers and employees.To witness their work challenges, Samdech Techo Prime Minister from 2017 to 2019 made site visits to nearly one million workers across Cambodia, and has pushed through necessary measures to address the issues identified.
Cambodia Collaborates With India To Restore Ta Prohm’s East Gate
Phnom Penh, May 25, 2023 --The restoration project of Ta Prohm Temple's east gate in Siem Reap province, conducted by the APSARA National Authority, in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), is about 70 percent complete as of May 24.The information was shared by Mr. PVNCM ESWAR, head of the restoration team from ASI.He said the more than a year-long renovation, which began in early January 2022, was scheduled for completion by the end of 2023. Experts are currently working on the roof of both sides of the gate, which will be completed, and will proceed to the installation of another central roof, which is the final restoration step.Mr. PVNCM ESWAR continued that although the restoration team has already installed new stone, they need to learn more about the construction of the east gate of the Ta Prohm Temple after restoration to see how strong it is. As they are constantly monitoring when repairing the stones, there may be some issues.The restoration of the Ta Prohm's East Gate focused on carvings, replacing lost and damaged stones, as well as roof stone trimming and sealing the roof from seepage, he added.According to a news release of the APSARA National Authority this afternoon, the main challenge of the east gate of Ta Prohm is the structure of the whole thing because the big trees' roots move the foundation from the original location, causing the stone wall to tear apart and may collapse.
Government Spends Over US$1 Billion For Cash Transfer Programme
Phnom Penh, May 25, 2023 --The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent approximately 4,227 billion Riel (Cambodian currency roughly US$1,056 million for its cash transfer programme to support those hit hard by COVID-19 crisis, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation this morning.Some 704,535 families benefited from the programme during the period, it stated.The financial support has been transferred to poor and vulnerable people since the programme was launched in June 25, 2020.This emergency intervention has helped to ease the burden for the lives of the poor and vulnerable households who hold the equity cards in both urban and rural areas across the country, stressed the source.
Constitutional Council Rejects Appeal By Candlelight Party And Khmer United Great Nation Party
Phnom Penh, May 25, 2023 --The Constitutional Council of Cambodia has decided to uphold the decision of the National Election Committee (NEC) not to register the Candlelight Party and Khmer United Great Nation Party for non-compliance with the electoral laws, regulations and notifications of the NEC.The Constitutional Council made the decision in its plenary session held here this morning under the chairmanship of its President H.E. Im Chhun Lim.NEC has recently denied the registration of the two political parties because they failed to submit a certified copy of the certificate of registration of the political party issued by the Ministry of Interior as stated in the Article 27 of the Law on Election of Members of the National Assembly.A total of 20 political parties have registered their parties and candidates with NEC to contest for the upcoming National Election, but only 18 have been approved.Those registered political parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Khmer United National Party, Dharmacracy Party, Democracy Power Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer United Party, Khmer Conservative Party, FUNCINPEC Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, People Purpose Party, Ekpheap Cheat Khmer Party, Women’s Party for Women, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Cambodia Indigenous People’s Democracy Party, Grassroots Democratic Party, and Khmer Farmers Party.
Information Ministry Announces Media Registration And Accreditation For 12th ASEAN Para Games
Phnom Penh, May 24, 2023 --Cambodia’s Ministry of Information this morning made an announcement on the media registration and accreditation for the forthcoming 12th ASEAN Para Games.According to the announcement, the Media and Broadcasting Committee of the ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) will allow accredited local and international (non-ASEAN) media and broadcasters of the 32nd SEA Games to cover the 12th ASEAN Para Games by simply confirming the participation by scanning the QR Code attached and log-in to the existing account using the same username and password.For media and broadcasters who did not attend the 32nd SEA Games, it added, they can register by attaching the required documents such as 1) 4 x 6 photos in (.jpg) format not exceed 2MB ; 2) Valid Identity Card or Passport; 3) Valid Press Card; and 4) Letter of Assignment before May 28, 2023.Media and Broadcasters in ASEAN countries must register through the National Paralympic Committee in their respective countries, the source pointed out.The Kingdom of Cambodia is going to host the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3 to 9, 2023.
China To Construct A Technical University Of Science In Cambodia
Phnom Penh, May 24, 2022 -- China is considering the construction of a technical university of science in Cambodia. The intention was unveiled by Mr. Gao Jian, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cambodia-China Association (CCA), during a meeting with H.E. Mrs. Men Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Senate-National Assembly Relations and Inspection here in Phnom Penh on May 22. The university will provide an opportunity for both countries to better exchange knowledge and experience in science and increase research techniques, said Mr. Gao Jian. The Board Chairman underlined the Cambodia-China relations and spoke highly of Cambodia's rapid development in all sectors. H.E. Mrs. Men Sam An supported Mr. Gao Jian's intention and suggested him to discuss the details with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. She underlined that Cambodia and China treasure mutual ironclad friendship and both countries have contributed significantly to promoting their comprehensive cooperation, especially through the Belt and Road Initiative of Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping.
PM Calls For Preservation Of Original Form Of Culture
Phnom Penh, May 24, 2023 --Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to all stakeholders as well as his compatriots to take part in preserving the original form of national culture.At the inauguration ceremony of a new building of the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and the graduation ceremony of 888 students of RUFA, held at the new building in Khan Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said some ancient constructions, costumes, etc. have been replaced by the new ones which lost their original forms.Besides, the Premier mentioned about the so-called cultural aggression. “I don’t believe in cultural aggression, but I’m afraid we are the ones who get (foreign culture) voluntarily,” he said.Samdech Techo Hun Sen took an example of the French protectorate in Cambodia which last nearly 100 years, but Cambodians can still preserve their national culture.The Prime Minister took the opportunity to remind the importance of peace for the development of all sectors, including culture, stressing that without the Win-Win policy which brought about complete peace to Cambodia in 1998, “Suoy” Dance would not be revived, but disappear forever.