U.S. Appreciated for Cambodia’s Cultural Conservation

Cambodia has appreciated the United States of America (USA) for its important contribution to enhancing the Kingdom’s culture.

The appreciation was underlined by H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts when presiding over a recent event to cheer the 70th Cambodia-U.S. diplomatic relations with H.E. W. Patrick Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia.

H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona spoke highly of the U.S. assistance for conservation work of Cambodian ancient temples, including a temple in Bakheng Mountain and Banteay Srey Temple, in the event taking place at the National Museum here in Phnom Penh.

On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as the ministry, the minister also appreciated the U.S. contribution to preserving Phnom Da Museum and the clothes at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum of victims during the Pol Pot regime.

The event also incorporated discussion platform on the role of women in cultural preservation.

In addition to assistance for Cambodia’s cultural conservation, added the minister, the U.S. also provided legal support to repatriate Cambodia’s ancient artifacts and to find lost artifacts during the civil war in the Kingdom.

Since 2001, USA has supported Cambodia with an approximate amount of US$4.5 million for the country’s cultural conservation work.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press