Phnom Penh, January 16, 2019 –Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has requested the members of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) to stick to three principles in order to promote culture, peace and sustainable development in the region.
While presiding over a gala dinner to congratulate the Official Launching of ACC at the Terrace of the Elephants in Siem Reap province yesterday, the Cambodian Premier said the three principles include mutual understanding, mutual respect, and mutual benefits.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen, also ACC Honorary Founding Chairman, recommended the ACC’s members to carry out their key missions as stated in the agreement in an effective and transparent manner.
Beside national dignitaries, this celebration was also attended by international guests from Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Lao PDR, the Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe, Centrist Democrat International (CDI), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), etc.
“Today’s gathering is very important to open new page for international cooperation in terms of culture for the interests of humanity in the region and at the location (Cambodia) of confluence of major civilisations in Asia,” underlined the Prime Minister on the occasion.
The ACC was established in 2018 by ICAPP and has representation from more than 350 political parties from 52 countries across the region.
The Council is recognised by UNESCO after the tripartite agreement – between UNESCO, ICAPP, and ACC—was signed on the Dec. 4, 2018 in Siem Reap.
By Khan Sophirom