Senate president Say Chhum today encouraged the country’s youth to study hard in order to become future leaders.
Mr Chhum made the comment during the opening ceremony of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia congress at Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Prime Minister Hun Sen will tomorrow conclude the two-day congress when he delivers a speech.
Mr Chhum urged attendees at the congress to participate in developing the country by supporting the idea of no war, no genocide and inclusive development.
“Each young person must strive to learn, to be disciplined, and to become a good leader with the spirit of patriotism and the willingness to preserve independence and sovereignty,” Mr Chhum said.
Over the years, UYFC has broken several world records including the world’s longest krama, the world’s longest dragon boat and the world’s heaviest rice cake.
UYFC president Hun Many said UYFC must participate in the building of the nation along with the government and other partner organisations.
“We are all Khmer and we have one destiny – a joint destiny,” Mr Many said, noting that UYFC has plans to organise social projects up until 2023.
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