PHNOM PENH, Jan. 21 – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Saturday that Phnom Penh would host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN on May 10 to 12 this year.
This is a national pride that Cambodia will organize such an important event in our territory, he wrote on his official Facebook page.
The prime minister said that foreign speakers and economists at the upcoming forum would be granted free visas, free air-tickets from Phnom Penh to northwestern Siem Reap province, and free tickets for visiting the famed Angkor archeological park in Siem Reap province.
He said the forum is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and to envisage the ASEAN’s future.
ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.