His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, arrived home from Paris, France where he attended the 41st General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in celebration of its 75th anniversary, since Nov. 10, 2021.

The monarch was welcomed upon his arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport by Cambodian top leaders, including Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of the Senate; Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly; and Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen; as well as many other senior government officials as well as royal family members.

During his stay in France, on Nov. 12, His Majesty the King delivered a royal speech at the official Opening Ceremony of the General Conference which centers on the crucial achievements of UNESCO in Cambodia.

On Nov. 13, the Cambodian monarch granted a royal audience to H.E. Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the UNESCO, during which he said Cambodia is preparing necessary documents to inscribe Kun Bokator as an intangible cultural heritage and Koh Ker Archeological Area in Preah Vihear province as a world heritage site. He also thanked UNESCO for its assistance and support for Cambodia so far.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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