Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
Today, it is my great honor and pleasure to participate in the opening of “Johnny Walker Cambodian Golf Open 2007”, the first Golf Open in Siem Reap- Angkor, the ancient city of Cambodian’s civilization and land of Cambodia’s world wonder, Angkor Wat.
On behalf of the Royal Government and the people of Cambodia, I would like to warmly welcome the presence of Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen in this opening ceremony. I would also like to congratulate and warmly welcome the 150 professional golfers from 25 countries including, 3 Cambodian amateur golfers and 4 amateur golfers from China, Thailand and Vietnam to compete in this tournament.
Indeed, today we all witness another great and real achievement which is the organization of this international golf tournament on the Angkor Land of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Taking this opportunity, I would like to congratulate Thainakorn Patana Co., Ltd. and Phokeethra Country Club for organizing this historical event.
I am convinced that this “Johnny Walker Cambodian Golf Open 2007” do not only provide a great opportunity for tourist to better understand “Cultural and Natural Tourism” in Cambodia that connect to cultural and historical heritage as well as the beauty of beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains, islands and forests, but it also promote and raise international awareness, particularly to strengthen the relationship between one nation and another in the region and the globe.
I hope that besides gathering here, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen will take the opportunity to visit Angkor Wat, the proof of our heritage and ancient civilization. During your short stay here, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, will get a confident feeling that Cambodia has many kinds of ancient temples, resorts, cultural and natural wealth and is a country which makes its way forward toward a bright future full of hopes, self-confidence and determination.
I wish Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen good health, success and a happy and safe stay on our wonderland of Angkor.I would like to announce the opening of “Johnny Walker Cambodian Golf Open 2007” from now on.