Phnom Penh (FN), June 22 – After receiving the award of “Cambodia as World Best Tourist Destination for 2016” from the European Council for Tourism and Trade, Prime Minister Hun Sen, today, June 22, 2016 was also awarded by the council the title of Academician Member of Honor in recognition of his leadership in Cambodia tourism development, his contribution to development of the world tourism as well as to promoting the value of cultural tourism at global level.

During the congratulatory ceremony for “Cambodia as Best Tourist Destination for 2016,”and the awarding of the Academician Member of Honor of the European Tourism Academy to Prime Minister Hun Sen, this morning of June 22, 2016, Minister of Tourism Thon Khon said that awarding Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen the title of Academician Member of Honor is a recognition of the value of Samdech Hun Sen’s leadership in preserving Cambodia cultural heritage and developing national tourism that has brought about peace, political stability and economic development to the nation.