Cambodia to officially launch Asian Cultural Council in Siem Reap

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Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin had a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the ACC. KT Staff

Cambodia, with Unesco support, is set to host the launching of the Asian Cultural Council next month, a government official said.

According to Ek Tha, spokesman for the Office of the Council of Ministers, Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin had a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the ACC which will launch in January.

Mr Tha said the move followed an agreement by the International Conference of Asia Political Parties to set up a cultural mechanism with support from the United Nations agency.

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Cambodia was chosen by ICAPP members due to the Kingdom’s experience in protecting, restoring and preserving historical temples listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites.

In April, Jose de Venecia Jr, Co-Chairman of the ICAPP’s Standing Committee, nominated Prime Minister Hun Sen as an honorary Founding Chairman of the ACC, while Second National Assembly President Khuon Sudary was nominated as chairwoman of the Council.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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