Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 17 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that rotating exhibition host among countries is not only a new trend that can help prevent the illicit trafficking of invaluable cultural properties in the international market, but also an effective mechanism that promotes the culture of the countries concerned.
The premier spoke during a celebration of returned Khmer artifacts to the kingdom, held on Friday (Mar. 17) at the Peace Palace.
Premier Hun Sen stated, "In fact, rotating exhibition host among countries, offering long-term loan for exhibitions between partner museums, are not only a mechanism and a new trend that can help prevent the illicit trafficking of the cultural properties in the international market, but also a mechanism that promotes the culture of the country concerned and an inspiration to visit the country of origin.”
On that occasion, Samdech also expressed his appreciation to the working group of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts led by minister Phoeurng Sackona.
The premier also praised the efforts of the joint cooperation of relevant ministries and institutions, especially the 7th Committee of the National Assembly and the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, in restoring and preserving the national cultural assets for Cambodia’s younger generation.