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UYFC to hold mass congress

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The congress will review work done by the association and plans for the future. UYFC

The Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia is holding a mass congress of youth organisations from throughout the Kingdom today and tomorrow in the capital.

A UYFC statement yesterday said that the meeting at the Sokha Hotel will discuss progress on work done by youth bodies to foster solidarity, peace and freedom in Cambodia.

The statement noted that the congress will be opened by Senate president Say Chhum today and closed by Prime Minister Hun Sen tomorrow.

It said issues to be discussed include work done by youth organisations from 2012 to 2018 and projects planned from 2018 to 2023.

The statement noted that UYFC was formed in 2012 to replace the Cambodian Youth Association.

In 1992, the Cambodian Youth Association replaced the United Youth Association for National Salvation of Kampuchea, which was created on December 2, 1978, to help strengthen the nation’s independence, peace, freedom, democracy and social progress.

UYFC spokesman Huy Vannak yesterday said that about 13,000 representatives from youth bodies from throughout the country will take part in the congress.

Mr Vannak said that the congress will review the results of projects done by UYFC in the past five years and make future plans for the next five years.

“In the past, we showcased the potential of our youths to other countries by setting Guinness World Records for the longest scarf and longest boat,” he said.

In February, Cambodia set the world record for having the longest krama and earlier this month set one for the longest dragon boat.

In 2015, Cambodia set world records for the largest Madison dance and the largest sticky rice cake, which weighed more than four tonnes.

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