Phnom Penh, October 20, 2010 AKP --
The new office building of the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister’s office and the International
Conference Center building were officially inaugurated on Tuesday and bubbled the “Peace Building” and “Friendship Building”, respectively.
The inauguration ceremony were presided over by His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia; National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin; Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his wife Lok Chumteav Bun Rany Hun Sen; Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mr. Pan Guangxue, senators, lawmakers, senior government officials as well as foreign diplomatic corps to Cambodia.
In his keynote speech, Prime Techo Hun Sen highly valued the special character of the “Peace Building” and considered it a new historic Cambodian achievement as it built by the national budget and Cambodian local companies.
Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed profound thanks to the Chinese government for the donation of the office building of the Council of Ministers “Friendship Building” saying that the seven-storey building with some 40-meter high was first initiated and achieved through the visit of Her Excellency Mrs. Wu Yi, then deputy prime minister of the People’s Republic of China in March 2004.
For his parts, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mr. Pan Guangxue said that the project was a realization of one of the aid pledges made by Chinese Premier H.E. Mr. Wen Jiabao during his visit to Cambodia in April, 2006.
King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, who were now in Beijing, China for the medical treatment, have also extended their warm congratulation to this historic inauguration ceremony.--AKP
(By KEO Chandara)