Phnom Penh (FN), Jul. 11 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen shared four principles and key recommendations in preparing for the hosting of the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games 2023 with great success.

The premier spoke during the opening of the council meeting of the Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) and the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF), held on Monday (Jul 11) at Sokha Hotel Phnom Penh.

“To prepare for the hosting of this historic sports event with great success, I would like to share a number of principles and key recommendations as follows:

First, the Organizing Committee of Cambodia 2023 SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games must give thoughtful attention to all aspects, and closely monitor and manage important events to be timely completed, especially time-consuming works that require to start early, including venue renovation, GMS technology management system, opening and closing ceremonies as well as accommodation, food and transportation.

In parallel, there need to further develop the technical capacity of sports, including Khmer Bokator and Indonesian Martial Arts called Silat, which has been supported by Indonesian defense minister as well as Judo under the support from the former ambassador of Japan.

Second, I would like to, once again, appeal to public and private media to actively involve in the campaign to advertise and clean-up homes and society through the campaigns on “One person plays one sport,” “Cambodia is beautiful”, “Cambodia reduces traffic accidents and reduces the effects of drugs.” and "sports live in peace" inside and outside the country.

Third, I would like to request the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to examine the possibility of extending a small vacation during the traditional Khmer New Year until 18 May 2023 to provide opportunities for students to volunteer and participate in congratulating and encouraging National and international athletes.

Fourth, I would like to call on the member countries of the SEA Games and the ASEAN Para Games to provide all possible support for the success of the 2023 SEA Games and the ASEAN Para Games.”