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Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on June 12, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will deliver the opening speech on the occasion of World Tourism Assembly, to be held in Phnom Penh, and will also lead the felicitous moment of unveiling of 2016 World Tourism Awards.

In the last five years, IRICE President had the honor of leading the world tourism ceremonies, in sign of recognition and gratitude for his instrumental role in promoting Sustainable Development Goals agenda on world level, for his exertions on promoting fair and sustainable tourism and carving the concept of socially oriented and fair tourism.

This year, at the proposal of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, the world meeting on tourism will highlight the role of culture and historical patrimony in the XXI century world.

Equally on the proposal of President Dr. Anton Caragea the concept of «Khmer Shrok» was recognized and inscribed as part of immaterial humanity cultural heritage.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President presiding over European Tourism Conference-12 June 2016.


The ceremony will be held in Phonm Penh on 22 of June 2016, gathering high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Tourism, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities.

The delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President will also review the role and potential of the cultural and historical region of Angkor Archeological Preserve comprising 300 sq. km of invaluable architectural and religious treasures dating from the Khmer Empire time from 9th to 16th century.

The familiarization and evaluation trip, of the incredible cultural patrimony of Kingdom of Cambodia, will be centered on Province of Siem Reap, between 16 to 19 June 2016.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President and H.E. Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia-Academician Hailemariam Desalegn on the occasion of 2015 World Tourism Conference (Addis Ababa).


The delegation led by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea will have also meetings with H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia – Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Academician HUN SEN, Minister of Culture-Chea Bora, Minister of Tourism- Mr. Thong Khon, , Ministers of Energy and Economy and Minister of Foreign Affairs in order to develop the bilateral relations.

The delegation will also enjoy a sophisticated cultural program including visits to Angkor Watt, Angkor Thom, boat trip on Tonle Sap, Mekong river cruise to Utong, former royal capital in XVII century and a tour of Phnom Penh surrounding areas , home to hundreds of temples of incredible cultural and historical value.

The official visit of the delegation headed by President Dr. Anton Caragea will take place from 14 to 24 June 2016.

Cambodia is enjoying today a rapid and dynamic growth, being one of the most developed countries in Indochina.

The relations between Romania – Indochina region are driven by the partnership with our country main diplomatic and political partners in the region: Cambodia and Laos PDR.

Cambodia and Laos are the most developed nations in the region, with regular high level visits and exchange of delegation and continuous political dialogue.

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