The Kingdom of Cambodia had received the official visit of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea high-ranking delegation in a joint effort to boost the friendship and dialogue on international stage.
The visit was inscribed in the bilateral decision to uphold the rapid development of the cultural, trade, economic and political ties.
The important visit had registered two levels of discussions and dialogue: the political, diplomatic and international dialogue and the fostering of cultural touristic and educational cooperation.
The visit of the Professor Dr. Anton Caragea delegation had taken place between 15 and 25 June 2016, offering them the possibility to benefit from a perfect presentation of the tourism and cultural potential of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The delegates started their familiarization trip in the country, in the famous province of Siem Reap, home of famous Angkor temples and palaces.
Governor of Siem Reap Province is gratiously offering a stone replica of the famous King Jayavarman the VII head.
The visit of delegates led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to Siem Reap was accompanied by the diligent staff of Minister of Tourism of Cambodia and the Governor of the province Mr. Khim Bunsong.
A dense and perfectly carved cultural program presented the main attractions of the regions like: the world-famous architectural treasures of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the incredible magnificent construction of Bayon temple, the rich views of the red temple of Banteay Srei and the cosmic images of a vegetation invaded temple at Ta Prohm.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- IRICE President had voiced his enthusiasm for the province cultural and historical potential in no uncertain terms: Angkor is the place where God`s and Kings, together, build not only a powerful kingdom, not only a long-lost way of life, but another understanding of the role and potential of human civilization.
The builders of Angkor proved to us, that the humanity knows no boundaries, no limitation in constructing kingdoms with no equal under the sun.
Siem Reap is the house of every person who appreciates civilization and a must see in a life time, concluded his press statement IRICE President.
On 17 June, a special dinner was offered to the delegates by the office of Governor of Siem Reap Province.
During the celebratory feast, an ample array of music, cultural tradition and costumes from the region was displayed for the high guests.
The next leg of the journey in the magic Kingdom of Cambodia was the familiarization trip around Phnom Penh.
The Cambodia`s capital meet the delegates with a perfect sky line, with the astonishing atmosphere of a bustling Southern Asian city and with incredible aroma, mixing monsoon air with mango and jasmine flowers, a secret aroma that only Phnom Penh has the mastery off.
The visit included a tour of the Wat Phnom, a discovery trip to the hustle and bustle of Central Market, a must stop at Phsar Tuol Tom Pong, better known as Russian Market, and a bird’s eye view of the awe-inspiring city monuments like: Independence Monument, the new governmental quarter of Peace Palace etc.
Phnom Penh also presented to the enchanted visitors, the gem of the city: the Royal Palace, a long lay over where the delegates took the time to admire the Audience room, the palace grounds, the palace gardens, the ballet and concert hall, the administration rooms, the museum of royal regalia and paid respects to the funerary stupa`s of former Kings of Cambodia.
A moment of silence was observed for the stupa of the latest king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanuk, the king who was in the same time: cineaste, prime minister, party leader, king, prince, television and show man and has put his imprint on Cambodia`s XX century story.
The former capital of XVII to XIX century Cambodia, the city of Udong, has also received the world tourism high delegates, who took time to explore the Buddha Temple, the stupa`s of King Monivong and the ensemble of temples and Buddhist learning institutes on the ground and admired the ample view from Udong mountain.
The delegation led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea also attended a host of important meeting with the government staff, with an ample dialogue at Minister of tourism of Cambodia together with H.E. Minister Dr. Thong Khon.
An ample program of exchanges and continuous support was established with specialists offering expertise for a development master plan, for an eco-system protection area law and to establish a tourism institute and tourism training facilities on the Kingdom in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of tourism and hospitality expertise for the tourism industry of the Kingdom.
Incredible example of Khmer art: National Museum of Cambodia.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, in his capacity as World Ambassador for Natural Protected Areas was also requested to assist the Kingdom in drafting a natural areas and natural parks conservation law at international standards.
The meeting, with the able and competent personal of Minister of Tourism was especially a pleasurable one.
Dr. Thong Khon, Tourism Minister of Cambodia was specially praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his vision and astute policies and devotion to the country development, under the glowing leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.
Amicable and all encompassing dialogue between H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
The most important political moment, in IRICE President visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, was the meeting of the delegates headed by H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Dr. HUN SEN.
During the leaders conversation, the long history of Cambodia renaissance in XXI century, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN was warmly evoked.
President Anton Caragea remarked that we are in the presence of a historical leader, of a person who rebuild it Cambodia from zero to hero status, and was always a symbol of the country resistance.
President Dr. Anton Caragea remarked in his speech in front of the Parliament and Royal Government of Cambodia that: Encouraging tourism and trade relations with Cambodia, we did not forget for a moment that we are not encouraging people to go in strange and un-familiar place.
No, we are just telling them to discover a people who is world-renowned for his hospitality, familiarity and openness to strangers: the Khmer people!
They will make you feel that you are rediscovering your home, that you are finding long-lost friends and families, that you are visiting you abode-Cambodia.
The visit of delegation led by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was a momentous occasion to rebuild the bilateral connection after the last official visit had taken place in 1978.
Today the connection was re-established in full gratitude to the exertions of H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Academician Dr. Hun Sen.
On the occasion of the official visit by the delegates headed by IRICE President to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has being invited to keep an extraordinary speech to the Parliament of Cambodia.
H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea address to the Royal Parliament of Cambodia.
A momentous occasion.
This is an honor reserved only for the visiting head of states or world prominent leaders, the most recently awarded with this honor being the United Nations Secretary General-Mr. Ban Ki Moon.
The discourse, presented by H.. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in front of the joint session of Parliament, Government and diplomatic corps accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia reflected upon the unimaginable transformations and evolutions of the Kingdom in the latest three decades and underlined the role played as a pillar of stability by Cambodia on regional and international affairs.
We have also to highlight the clear-sighted policies enacted by the Government of Prime Minister Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea address to the Royal Government of Cambodia
Kingdom of Cambodia is today a beacon of democracy and a model country, in relation with the social agenda and social distribution of income, concluded his speech, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, in the thunderous applauses of the audience.
The photo-album from the special session of the Royal Parliament can be accesed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE
AMICABLE DIALOGUE BETWEEN PROFESSOR DR. ANTON CARAGEA AND PRIME MINISTER OF CAMBODIA-ACADEMICIAN DR. HUN SEN
In the framework of the official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on 22 June 2016 , the official high level meeting between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Academician Dr. Hun Sen-Prime Minister of Cambodia has taken place.
The shake-hand of friendship and respect: a perfect beginning to the dialogue between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
The dialogue was held in an amicable atmosphere and was based on an throughly assessment of the regional evolutions in Indochina and europe and was built upon the common objective of building a development agenda, focused on the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals as voted in December 2015 by the United Nations.
The President of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, highlighted the intense development that brought Cambodia to the fore of international economic growth and also praised the country ambitious social revenues distribution agenda towards the poor and marginal communities. Cambodia is today an example for this area of the world in economic growth and the Government led by Academician Dr. HUN SEN is an example of development and national efficiency.
H.E. Cambodia Prime Minister: Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN had graciously expressed his gratitude for the encouragements offered by President Anton Caragea.
Over reaching dialogue, lofty discussion between Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Dr. HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia and President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, ETA
The succesful governance of our country was based on the trust build between his team and the people of Cambodia and validated in the course of the years, by the electoral voting process, concluded Academician Dr. HUN SEN.
In relation to this trust, the Prime Minister of Cambodia officially announced, for the first time, his desire to stand for re-election at the general ballot in 2018.
IRICE President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea wished to be the first to offer his congratulation and stated that Khmer people must proceed to the path of economic development and growth and take full advantage of the experience and trust bestow upon the government led by Academician dr. HUN SEN.
The delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, partakes in the discussion and exchanges of views with H.E. Academician Dr. HUN SEN-Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Only Prime Minster Samdech HUN SEN can offer to the nation the necessary guarantees for integrity and continuous development for people of Cambodia, underlined Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
More issues were put under the limelight such as: migration crisis, the tense world political situation, the crisis in the arab world and european crisis.
On the bilateral horizon, the discussion had tabled themes like: increase in bilateral trade and exchanges and it was decided that a joint team of experts will start working on a Cambodia Development Plan for 2050.
The amicable and full of respect dialogue between H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia -Samdech HUN SEN and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – IRICE President had initiated a valuable exchange of ideas and experiences that will continue in to the future.
The full photo chronicle of the event can be viewed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE