Cambodian Delegation Attends 43rd Session of World Heritage Committee

A Cambodian delegation led by Ms. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts has been now in Azerbaijan, to attend the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee being held in Baku from June 30 to July 10.

According to an announcement of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts released yesterday, during the session, the Cambodia delegation has presented the progress of the preservation and development project of Sambor Prei Kuk Temple which was listed as World Heritage Site on July 8, 2017.

As a result, the World Heritage Centre, the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) praised the efforts of the Royal Government of Cambodia in conserving and managing Sambor Prei Kuk historical site.

Sambor Prei Kuk Temple, a group of Khmer ancient temples, became a new World Heritage Site during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Krakow, Poland. This well-known cultural, historical and archaeological site of Cambodia, situated in Sambo village, Sambo commune, Prasat Sambo district, Kampong Thom province, encompasses 3,000 hectare land surface in the forest situated about 30 kilometres from Kampong Thom provincial town.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press