Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has expressed his congratulations on the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the listing of Chapei Dang Veng, a Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

“Five years ago in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Chapei Dang Veng, a priceless Cambodian heritage preserved for a long period of time was inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO,” wrote the Premier in a Facebook post this morning.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen called on all his compatriots to continue taking part in preserving this national and global cultural heritage.

Chapei Dang Veng was listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding on Nov. 30, 2016, at the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage which took place in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Other Cambodian heritages registered so far on the World Heritage List include the Historic Site of Angkor inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992, Preah Reach Troap Dance (Royal Ballet) and Lakhon Sbek Thom (big shadow puppet) proclaimed masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, respectively in 2003 and 2005, the 11th-century Preah Vihear Temple listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, Teanh Prot (tug-of-war), a popular recreational game, named an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015, Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex registered as a World Heritage Site in 2017, and Cambodia Lkhon Khol inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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