Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 9 – Cambodian Ambassador to the United States Chum Sounry and Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., District Attorney of New York County, have signed an Agreement between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the District Attorney (DA) of New York County for the transfer of custody of 27 objects of trafficked Cambodian antiquities, according to the press release dated 9 June.

“The 27 artifacts, which have been recovered by the DA's Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security, include several Angkorian Buddhist statues and Hindu statues such as a bronze meditating Buddha on a Naga, a statue of Shiva and a Buddhist sandstone sculpture of Prajnaparamita.”

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia has played an important role in coordinating and reaching this historic agreement with the DA's Office.

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