ICC-Angkor Holds 26th Technical Session in Siem Reap Province

The International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) is organising its 26th Technical Session in Siem Reap province on June 22-23, under the presidency of H.E. Sok An, Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of APSARA National Authority.

The two-day event was co-chaired by Mr. Tsugawa Takahisa, Minister/Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia and Ms. Pascal Turquet, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs at the French Embassy in Cambodia.

The following up of the implementation of recommendations of the 25th Technical Session and 22nd Plenary Session of ICC-Angkor on sustainable preservation, restoration and development affairs, and report on preservation and archeological research, as well as new projects at Angkor Archeological Site such as the establishment of the code of conduct for researchers and the discovery of ancient iron oven in Kravan School are the key items of the agenda.

ICC-Angkor was established in 1993 to protect, preserve and develop the vast cultural heritage site. It was set up in the wake of the Tokyo Conference in 1993 and confirmed by the Paris Conference in 2003.

ICC-Angkor has in total 37 member countries from the five continents. 13 international organizations also took part in the ICC-Angkor work.

ICC-Angkor convenes twice a year the Plenary Session, focusing mainly on management policy, appeal for financial assistance, validity of new projects, and announcement of new projects in Angkor area, while the Technical Session follows up the implementation of past recommendations and report on ongoing preservation and archeological research work.

Source: AKP