19/08/2018

GLOBAL TOURISM LEADERS AND PRESIDENTS ARE LAUDING PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN ON LEGITIMATE ELECTORAL TRIUMPH

Leaders from far and wide had rushed to offer their congratulations to Samdech Academician HUN SEN for his victory in 2018 National Election hailed as democratic and open by the global community: China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines to name but a few, were quick to pay their homage to the most popular and loved political figure of today`s Cambodia. 



The world cultural and tourism institutionsEuropean Council on Tourism and Trade(ECTT) and European Tourism Academy have presented the official messages of congratulation on the occasion of the reelection of H.E. Academician HUN SEN as the Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia.


Prime Minister HUN SEN has succeeded in obtaining an approval rating of 78% in the VI National Election of Cambodia, election considered by the international community as the freest and fairest in the nation`s history and was asked by H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni to create the new royal government for the next five years.


ECTT President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was the first world leader to offer his congratulations to H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia after the landslide victory that confirmed him to retain premiership for another five years.



President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to Prime Minister Academician Hun Sen: electing you at the helm of the country, the people of Cambodia had made the wise choice of development and growth and democracy against war, disaster and incertitude. 



The congratulatory message reads: On the occasion of Your victory on the VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY election and Your re-election as Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia, I want to express the international community and academic community warmest appreciation for the overwhelming support manifested by the people of Cambodia for your agenda of transformation and development.(..)


Electing Your Excellency at the helm of the country, the people of Cambodia had made the wise choice of development and growth and democracy against war, disaster and incertitude.

The free and democratic elections have given Your Excellency the full mandate to reshape Cambodia and to continue to provide leadership and opportunities for the people of Cambodia.



H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea: 

Your Excellency, I strongly believe that you would extend your continuous support and cooperation to the promotion of peace, political stability and development of Cambodia.



In his replay, Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his: gratitude for the cordial message of felicitations that you kindly extended to me personally and the Cambodian people`s party…your witnessing and assessment on the national election have certainly reflected a strong credibility of Cambodia`s electoral process in a peaceful, smooth, free and fair manner.


This is a justice you have given to the people of Cambodia to demonstrate to the international community the genuineness of the functioning democracy in Cambodia. Your Excellency, I strongly believe that you would extend your continuous support and cooperation to the promotion of peace, political stability and development of Cambodia.


President Dr. Anton Caragea message was the first to reach Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia after the victory in the elections of July 2018, elections considered as the most democratically in the kingdom history.


Accordingly to official Cambodian State News Agency after the message of H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea, new messages of support had come from more than 30 leaders in the order being: President Xi Jinping of China, Prime Minister of Laos and Vietnam, Prime Minister of Thailand, Prime Minister of Japan and Narendra Moodi, Indian premier.



Chinese leadership: President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang were quick to congratulate the victory of Academician Hun Sen in July 29 democratic elections.




Chinese President Xi Jinping said he is glad to see that in recent years, under the leadership of Hun Sen, Cambodia has achieved political stability, rapid economic development, continuous improvement of its international status, and gratifying achievements in various fields.


The July 29, 2018, parliamentary elections have concluded with a rate of participation of 83% and were supervised by 160.000 internal and international electoral monitors from 56 countries.


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14/08/2018

LE MINISTRE CAMBODGIEN DU TOURISME DR. THONG KHON NOMME MEMBRE DE L`ACADEMIE EUROPEENNE DU TOURISME. UN MOMENT DE FIERTE NATIONALE

Le ministre du tourisme du Cambodge, Dr. Thong Khon est devenu membre de l’Académie européenne du tourisme ce matin dans une ceremonie remplie de fierté nationale.





La cérémonie de désignation s’est tenue à Phnom Penh sous la présidence du vice-Premier ministre Hor Namhong, représentant du Premier ministre Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sèn, et le Prof. Dr Anton Caragea, président du Conseil européen du tourisme et du commerce.


S’adressant à cette occasion, Hor Namhong a exprimé sa ferme conviction que la coopération entre le ministère cambodgien du Tourisme et le Conseil européen du tourisme et du commerce transformerait le Cambodge en une destination touristique de classe mondiale.


Il a aussi souligné l’importance du secteur touristique dans le développement socio-économique du Cambodge à travers la création d’emplois, l’augmentation des revenus directs, etc.





Selon le ministre du Tourisme, Thong Khon, le tourisme a été considéré par le gouvernement royal du Cambodge comme de l’« Or vert ». L’année dernière, 5,6 millions de touristes étrangers ont visité le Royaume, soit une hausse de 11,8% par rapport à l’an dernier, rapportant ainsi quelque 3,63 milliards de dollars américains comme revenu à l’Etat et plus de 620.000 emplois directs.


Au cours des cinq premiers mois de cette année, le Cambodge a attiré 2,6 millions de visiteurs étrangers, une augmentation de 13,5% par rapport à la période correspondante de l’année dernière. Le chiffre atteindrait, a-t-on estimé, environ 6,2 millions d’ici la fin de l’année et 7 millions en 2020, rapportant environ 5 milliards de dollars comme revenus et créant environ 1 million d’emplois directs.


En 2030, le pays compte accueillir 15 millions de touristes internationaux avec un revenu estimé à 10 milliards de dollars pour le pays et deux millions d’emplois directs pour les habitants locaux.


Pour les touristes locaux, le nombre a augmenté à plus de 10,8 millions en 2017 avec une croissance annuelle de 4%-5% en moyenne. 


Vers fin de 2018, plus de 11 millions de Cambodgiens se rendraient dans différentes destinations touristiques du pays et ce chiffre devrait atteindre 19 millions en 2025.


13/08/2018

CAMBODIAN TOURISM MINISTER DR. THONG KHON NOMINATED MEMBER OF EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY. A MOMENT OF NATIONAL PRIDE!

Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon became a member of the European Tourism Academy this morning.


The designation ceremony was held in Phnom Penh under the presidency of Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Hor Namhong, representative of Prime Minster Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, and visiting H.E. Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of the European Council on Tourism and Trade.



Addressing to the function, H.E. Hor Namhong expressed his strong belief that the cooperation between the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism and the European Council on Tourism and Trade will transform Cambodia into a world-class tourist destination.


He also laid stress on the significance of tourism sector in the socio-economic development of Cambodia through job creation, direct income augmentation and so on.


According to Tourism Minister H.E. Thong Khon, tourism has been regarded by the Royal Government of Cambodia as “Green Gold”. Last year, 5.6 million foreign tourists visited the Kingdom, a year-on-year increase of 11.8 percent, generating some US$3.63 billion as national income and over 620,000 direct jobs.



For the first five months of this year, Cambodia attracted 2.6 million foreign visitors, up 13.5 percent compared with the same period last year. The figure is expected to rise to about 6.2 million by the end of this year and to 7 million in 2020, generating about US$5 billion income and creating some 1 million direct jobs.


By 2030, the country looks forward to hosting 15 million international tourists bringing about an estimated income of US$10 billion for the country and two million direct jobs for the locals.


For local tourists, the number rose to more than 10.8 million in 2017 with an annual increase of 4-5 percent on average. By the end of 2018, over 11 million Cambodians are expected to travel to different tourist destinations in the country and the figure would grow to 19 million in 2025.

08/08/2018

CUBA NOMINATED FOR FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION AWARD

The official candidature of The Republic of Cuba for FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN THE WORLD and WORLD TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD was accepted and dully registered, being the last candidature accepted for 2018/2019 tourism year announced the Office of The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.


On this occasion, H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has wished full success for the country international recognition in the field of tourism.




Are we looking at the next FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION?



On the occasion of the arrival of the new ambassador of Cuba,  H.E. Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA, the official audience with the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has taken place.


The presentation and cooperation meeting was focused on the tourism potential of the Caribbean island, recovery of the tourism industry after Irma hurricane and opportunities for investment in tourism industry on Cuba after the latest legal and constitutional framework changes and the chances of the beautiful hot-spot to be named as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION.


H.E. Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA, the new Ambassador of Cuba, has outlined the changes in property laws, the acceptance of private property and is guarantee by the state and the special support offered for hotel and hospitality chains interested in investing in the booming Cuban tourism sector.


The bilateral discussion, has marked the debut of mandate for H.E. Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA and H.E. ECTT President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has officially presented the congratulations for the start of mandate of the new ambassador noting the world tourism institution hopes for a fruitful cooperation and also has marked the official congratulations for the new Head of State of The Republic of Cuba: H.E. Miguel Díaz-Canel – President of Council of State and Council of Ministers.


H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea had addressed the official congratulation message for the newly elected President of Cuba H.E. Miguel Díaz-Canel.



The election of the new Cuban leader is a testimony of the desire of Cuba to continue on the path of revolution and to foster new development ways while maintaining the legacy and conquest of the Revolution, underlined Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


Our desires for bilateral cooperation and consolidated relations expressed in our official message from 2017 addressed to Comrade Raul Castro are still present and representing our vision in the bilateral relations stated the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.



Dialogue of friendship marking the beginning of the new mandate: ECTT  President-Dr. Anton Caragea and Cuban Ambassador Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA.



President Dr. Anton Caragea express his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolution`s in Cuba, that are consolidating Cuba`s economic development, open society and are creating a sense of perfect unity between the people of Cuba and the government. Cuba`s revolutionary transition under Commander Raul Castro supervision and President Miguel Díaz-Canel guidance and leadership is witnessed with sympathy and interest in Europe, emphasized Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


H.E. Ambassador Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA expressed his gratitude for the good wishes related to his new mandate and presented the latest achievements in bilateral relations :developing cultural relations and building new bridges of understanding between world tourism institution-ECTT and Cuba.


Cuba`s tourism potential proposed for evaluation for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD.



The parties had appreciated that between European Council on Tourism and Trade and Cuba there are  large area of common interests , designed to forge a good understanding  and a long-term cooperation.


Marking the opportunity Professor Dr. Anton Caragea stress the significance for the new Ambassador: Roberto César Hamilton MAGAÑA, to place accent on the cooperation in the fields of hospitality and tourism promotion, taking full advantage of the support of the Presidency of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, a unique occasion to foster Cuban  tourism potential and international image across the continent.


Europe and Cuba can foster an impressive cultural and touristic cooperation pressed Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses  of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future .


In the end of the discussion the official candidature of Cuba for WORLD TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD was accepted and dully registered, being the last candidature accepted for 2018/2019 tourism year.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade has wished full success for the country international recognition and encouraged the ambassador to continue his diplomatic presentation tour with a meeting with European Tourism Academy leadership in order to foster tourism and the better understanding of Cuba in the world.

13/07/2018

CAMBODIA ON THE ROAD TO FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY AND A POWERFUL ECONOMY. ACADEMICIAN HUN SEN DID IT!

Cambodia has succeed on an incredible path of development in the last span of time proving that is possible in the same time to build a powerful and tourism oriented economy and to embrace a democratic experiment without equal in the region.



The country has become known as a tourism miracle under the savvy leadership of Prime Minister-Academician HUN SEN registering more than 6 million tourists in 2017 from a mere 3 million in 2015.


The country was crowned as WORLD`S BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2016 paving the way for this incredible growth and it`s capital city Phnom Penh was registered as a WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM drawing investors and tourists in record numbers.


Now the Kingdom of Cambodia promises to usher in an era of unprecedented democracy and open society with the starting of the electoral campaign for the country NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, the main chamber of the parliament.


The Kingdom of Cambodia has embarked on a democratic experiment offering free media, a vibrant civil society and a large array of political parties and ideologies and in the same time has kept his promises for international investors and has delivered a powerful tourism driven growth that proved a remarkable resilience.


This ambitious target of developing economy and the democratic credentials of the state has got international community on board as they expressed their support for Cambodia`s  commitment to hold free and transparent polls and more than 65.000 national and international observers will give their seal of approval to the parliamentary elections slated for Jul 29, 2018.


The three-week long campaign started on Saturday with the candidates for 20 parties outlining their vision for July 29 general election.


In figures elections are encompassing: Twenty political parties that will contest in the forthcoming election, some 8.3 million people cast their ballots, and more than 65.000 national and international observers attending and closely monitoring the process, according to the National Election Committee (NEC).



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Cambodian Prime Minister Academician Hun Sen, president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), held a rally at the Diamond Island in the capital of Phnom Penh gathering more than 60,000 supporters.


Addressing his supporters, Hun Sen called for the people to join him in safeguarding the country’s hard-earned peace, stability and development.


“If you love peace and development, please vote for the Cambodian People’s Party,” he said at the event, which was broadcast live on local television channels.



Academician Hun Sen, the nation prime minister is credited for building a strong economy and a vibrant democracy and is widely expected to retain his position on a wave of popular support.



“The CPP has been the only political force that has stayed and shared the ups and downs with the people, and has done everything for the interest of the people,” the prime minister said.


He also announced the CPP’s political agenda for building and defending the nation for the next five years, vowing to protect the monarchy, and promoting the multi-party liberal democracy and respect for human rights.


He added the CPP defended the independence, sovereignty, full territorial integrity and peace of the country without allowing anyone to violate and destroy them, and categorically opposed foreign interference in Cambodia’s internal affairs.


He said the party would develop the nation into a strong and advanced state based on the rule of law and would continue social-economic development toward achieving a more prosperous country.


The prime minister said if the CPP continues to win the election, the CPP-led government would further increase salaries for the civil servants and armed forces and would further lower electricity tariffs.


Meanwhile, Hun Sen called on all political parties and stakeholders to strictly adhere to the laws, regulations and procedures of the election in order to ensure good political environment and to make the election proceed successfully with free, fair and just outcomes that all sides can accept.



On the opening day of the election campaign, other parties also gathered in other parts of the city.


The Funcinpec Party, led by Prince Norodom Ranariddh, held a gathering with about 2,000 supporters, according to the NEC. The prince was unable to join the campaign since he was badly injured in a road accident last month.


The League for Democracy Party, led by former opposition lawmaker Khem Veasna, held a rally with about 15,000 activists, as the Khmer Will Party, headed by former opposition member Kong Monika, rallied with about 300 supporters.


The election campaign will last until July 27, as the election for the 125-seat National Assembly will be held on July 29.


In the last election on July 28, 2013, eight political parties joined the race. The CPP won 68 seats in the then-123-seat National Assembly.


Political analysts predict that Hun Sen’s party will continue to win a landslide victory in the upcoming election based on the country incredible rates of development, low unemployment and steady growth rates that placed the nation on the top 6 economy of the world .


International observers assessing the credibility of the poll consider it to be one of the best in country`s history and fully in compliance with international standards.