Keynote Address and Selected comment at the “2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting on Tourism and the 1st UNESCO and UNWTO International Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Heritage Cities” [Unofficial Translation]

Excellencies Ministers and Heads of Delegations from all Member States of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), Excellency Ms. Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO Representative in Cambodia, Excellency Mr. Shanzhong Zhu, Executive Director of UNWTO Distinguished National and International Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen! Today, I have a great pleasure to attend the Opening of the 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue…

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Speech at the 17th Anniversary of the National Cultural Day and the Closing of the National Youth Arts Festival

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Master artists, veteran artists, artists, professors and students, 

Today, it is my pleasure to once again attend the 17th Anniversary of the 3 March National Cultural Day organized under the theme of “Youth for National Culture,” and the closing of the National Youth Arts Festival. The March 3 National Culture Day is a very important national day celebrated for the cause of cultural preservation and promotion. In this spirit, the Royal Government of Cambodia has designated the 3rd of March as National Cultural Day to be celebrated nationwide aimed to boost patriotism and passion for culture among the people from all walks of life both inside and outside the country.

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Speech at the Launch of the National Literacy Campaign 2015

Excellencies, Ladies, Gentlemen,
Distinguished National and International Guests,
Delegates from the Municipal and Provincial Office of Education!

Today, it is my great honor and pleasure to attend the Launching of the National Literacy Campaign 2015.  On behalf of the Royal Government and my own behalf, I would like to congratulate and highly appreciate the efforts made by the management of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and its officials nationwide, UNESCO as well as development partners who have unanimously consented to launch this National Literacy Campaign 2015 today. This is an important task for us all to continue paying high attention constantly. 

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Remarks at the Opening of the World Conference on “Tourism and Culture: Building a New Partnership” Siem Reap Province

His Excellency Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),
Her Excellency Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO,
Distinguished National and International Guests,
E
xcellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today I am delighted to attend the opening of the auspicious 1st World Conference on “Tourism and Culture” under the theme of “Building a New Partnership”.

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Speech on the Occassion of the Opening of the 3rd Inter-Governmental Conference on Angkor

Excellency Chair of the Conference,
Excellency Ms. Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communications of Republic of France,
Excellency Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine, Deptuy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
Excellencies Co-Chairs of the ICC-Angkor,
Excellency Mr. Kishore Rao, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Center and High Representative of Madam Director General of UNESCO,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is my pleasure to attend the opening of this historic “3rd Inter-Governmental Conference on Angkor”. Cambodia indeed takes great pride in hosting this major

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Statement of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on Delivery of Verdict of International Court of Justice on Cambodia’s Request for Interpretation of 1962 Judgment in the Case Concerning Preah Vihear Temple [Unofficial Translation]

Venerable Monks
Beloved Compatriots

This afternoon, 11 November 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the Netherlands, announced its judgment on the Request by Cambodia for interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear, as follows:

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Statement of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen Prior to Delivery of Verdict of International Court of Justice on Cambodia’s Request for Interpretation of 1962 Judgment in the Case Concerning the Preah Vihear Temple [Unofficial Translation]

Buddhist Monks,
Dear Compatriots,

On this forthcoming 11 November 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will issue its decision on the request of the Kingdom of Cambodia for interpretation of the judgment on 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear.

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