Senior official in charge sees the opportunity for Cambodia to host the in-coming Asia-Europe Cultural Festival on Nov. 22-26 as a booster for the country’s tourism reopening and economy.

H.E. Dr. Kim Pinun, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Vice Chairperson of the National Organising Committee for the 13th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) and ASEM side events shared the insight with AKP recently.

It will be another new channel for Cambodia to attract international tourists and investors to the country which is very timely as Cambodia is building herd immunity against COVID-19 through vaccination campaign, he said.

The ASEM Cultural Festival will be organised using online platforms, and dignitaries from more than 50 countries in the two continents are expected to join the five-day event titled “Asia-Europe Culture Connect”.

According to H.E. Dr. Kim Pinun, among its cultural richness, Cambodia will pick three major performances for the event, including art performances such as traditional dances and Yike theatre, display of paintings, photos and other visual materials, and screening of films and documentaries.

Arts as well as culture at large is a mean that can effectively connect peoples and countries; that is why Cambodia sees this as a huge opportunity, he underlined.

The ASEM Cultural Festival is a side event of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit hosted by Cambodia.

Other side events of the ASEM Summit include Asia-Europe Forum on Women, Peace and Security, the 11th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP11), 1st Asia-Europe Economic and Business Forum (AEEBF1), ASEF Young Leaders Summit, and the 10th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable (ASEFERT10).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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