On the rostrum where in attendance personalities like: Prime Minister of government of Cambodia H.E. Academician Hun Sen, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Prime Minister Mark Doda, etc.
In the pomp and ceremony of the event the Director of The European Tourism Academy, Academician Dr. Mircea Constantinescu outlined the reasons and the arguments for the inscription of Phnom Penh as one of the world landmark cities.
The World Capital of Culture and Tourism status for Phnom Penh will bring the inscription of the city as a cultural and patrimony hub of global significance and will also entice the city role as a part of the Agenda For Humanity UN program and as a center for the implementation of sustainable development goals in the country and in the region.
President Dr. Anton Caragea lauded the Kingdom of Cambodia role in global fostering of tourism development, growth and economic development and in becoming a world model of SDG implementation.
Phnom Penh is practically littered with religious monuments, with incredible cultural artifacts with a beaming historical patrimony spanning for over 600 years and encompassing from Angkor type architectures and temples to colonial typical quarters all enveloped in a recent magnificent development.
After the December 9, 2017 Official Ceremony to mark the registration of Phnom Penh as the World Capital of Culture and Tourism, the capital city of Cambodia has become member of a selected and coveted club comprising the most significant cities and regions of the world in terms of cultural heritage and tourism attraction.