Cambodian PM To Visit Japan Next Month

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will pay an official visit to Japan early next month.

The planned visit was revealed here yesterday evening by the premier while presiding over the official celebration of Sambor Prei Kuk's inscription into the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, during the visit from Aug. 6-9, 2017, he would request Japan, a co-chair of the International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor), to expand the scope of ICC-Angkor to the newly-listed Sambor Prei Kuk.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister said he will also discuss the issue with France, another co-chair of ICC-Angkor and UNESCO.

ICC-Angkor was established in 1993 to protect, preserve and develop the vast cultural heritage site. It was set up in the wake of the Tokyo Conference in 1993 and confirmed by the Paris Conference in 2003.

ICC-Angkor has in total 37 member countries from the five continents. 13 international organisations also took part in the ICC-Angkor work.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press