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PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA TO PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN OF CAMBODIA: THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY RECOGNIZED YOUR VICTORY

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 30, 2018 at 4:50 AM

President of European Council on International Relations 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.

 

 



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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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The photo-journals of the Electoral Monitoring Mission for Kingdom of Cambodia Parliamentary Elections are available here:


PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA PHOTO DOSSIER FOR 2018 CAMBODIA ELECTIONS


PHOTO JOURNAL OF CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018


PRESS DOSSIER FOR CAMBODIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS


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Information about July 29, 2018 VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION in Cambodia can be accessed here:


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS


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PRIME MINISTER ABDOULKADER KAMIL MOHAMED AWARDS PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA THE 27 OF JUNE NATIONAL ORDER OF DJIBOUTI

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 24, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed on Thursday raised Professor Anton Caragea, President of the European Council of International Relations, to the rank of Commander in the National Order of 27 June.


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The decoration was destined to mark the nation`s gratitude for the global exertions of President Dr. Anton Caragea in supporting the principles of: independence of states, non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations, respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity, rejection of external interferences, diplomacy based on the principles of equality among all states, of cooperation, of mutual beneficial cooperation, rejection of threats and of use of force in the international relations.


All these are the main pillars of the vision of President Dr. Anton Caragea on the international relations in XXI century that are guaranteeing for all nations, small or big the same rights and liberties and respect on international arena.




 

The Prime Minister raises Professor Dr. Anton Caragea to the rank of Commander in the National Order of June 27. 


On April 10, the recipient President of the European Council of International Relations was in official visit in the Republic of Djibouti.


 

On this occasion, the Prime Minister thanked Professor Anton Caragea on behalf of the Republic of Djibouti for the award of this award and the recognition of the efforts of the Head of State, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, and his government for the promotion and development of the cultural, diplomatic and tourism potential and assets of our country.

 


The decoration ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture, Moumin Hassan Barreh, the Minister Delegate for Trade and Tourism, Hassan Houmed Ibrahim, the Secretary General of the Presidency, Mohamed Abdillahi Waïs, the Chief of Cabinet of the Presidency, Mohamed Abdoulkader Ibrahim, the Director General of the National Tourist Office, Osman Abdi Mohamed, and high level delegates of the European Council of International Relation.

CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTION: FINAL RESULTS ANNOUNCED AFTER FREE ELECTIONS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 16, 2018 at 7:55 AM

August 15 - Cambodian People's Party, ruling party of Cambodia led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, triumphed overwhelmingly in late general election 2018 held on 29 July 2018, taking all the 125 seats in the National Assembly, National Election Committee announced Wednesday.

 


In the official results of July's elections, the NEC said the CPP won 4,889,113 votes of the total 6,362,241 valid votes.


H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Cambodia has received at the Peace Palace the delegation of Heads of International Elections Monitoring Missions to Cambodia 2018 Election.

 

 



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On behalf of more than 160.000 observers from 56 countries monitoring the poll, the official report on the July 29, 2018 Elections concludes that:

 



The International and National Elections Monitoring teams comprised around 160.000 electors guaranteeing the free and fair 2018 Cambodian Elections.




The pre-election period and campaign was characterized by a free and open legislation, encompassing all the necessary legal and constitutional procedures granting any Cambodian society member the right to partake on the election, to present and promote his candidature and to have the opportunity to express his views and vote.



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More about the FINAL REPORT ON 2018 ELECTORAL PROCESS IN CAMBODIA can be discovered here:


FINAL REPORT FOR VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA


FINAL REPORT FOR 2018 ELECTORAL YEAR IN CAMBODIA: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


ELECTION MONITORING REPORT FOR SENATE AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN CAMBODIA

 


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The campaign climate was peaceful, open with no pressures upon the voters, with anti-money laundry provision ensuring an equal opportunity climate for all the candidates.


The Election Day activities were conducted in a transparent manner, without pressure or state authorities’ intervention in a manner conducive to allowing the free expression of the Cambodian people.


We observed the process of opening the ballot boxes, casting vote, closing stations, and counting the ballots. We observed that the Cambodian voters seem to be enthusiastic to participate in the voting.


The voters showed good conduct and discipline during the process,” stated Aminath Eenas, President, Human Rights Commission of Maldives.

 





The world recognized your legitimate victory declares President professor Dr. Anton Caragea to academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia while handing him the international community assessment for Cambodia`s July 29 elections.

 



President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea remarked that: international community applauds the victory of democracy in Cambodia and read out the final conclusion of the world`s electoral body:


We appreciate that: the vote of 29 July 2018 has expressed in a democratic manner the views and the decision of Cambodian people and the electoral process was clearly transparent, open, all-inclusive and genuine democratic in nature and organization.


As President of Columbia, Mr. Andrea Pastrana, himself an international observer in this elections had declared to the media after the meeting: the full legitimacy can be ascribed to Cambodia`s elections.

 


Cambodia has passed to a full democratic status and legitimacy and international recognition after the well organized and free, transparent polls of July 29, 2018, endorsed by more than 500 rights groups across the world and appreciated by the global democratic community.

 



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Information about July 29, 2018 VI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION in Cambodia can be accessed here:


 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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The photo-journals of the Electoral Monitoring Mission for Kingdom of Cambodia Parliamentary Elections are available here:


PRESIDENT DR. ANTON CARAGEA PHOTO DOSSIER FOR 2018 CAMBODIA ELECTIONS


PHOTO JOURNAL OF CAMBODIA ELECTION 2018


PRESS DOSSIER FOR CAMBODIA NATIONAL ELECTIONS

RECORD NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS FOR CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTION

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 16, 2018 at 7:45 AM

The elections for National Assembly of Kingdom of Cambodia are marking a new achievement with the registration of more than 160.000 electoral monitors for the upcoming elections branded by the Government as an example in history and by international community as free and fair in preparations.


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The National Election Committee (NEC) of Kingdom of Cambodia increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 80,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.


The National Election Committee (NEC) increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 80,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.


Some 107 organizations will send observers to polling stations, according to a statement released by the NCE on Wednesday.

 


The Government of Prime Minister Hun Sen is credited with organizing what government assses to be the best elections in the nation`s history.



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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE


DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN


WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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In the official pre-election monitoring report it was appreciated that:


The international community is congratulating the government of Cambodia for the exemplary development of democracy in the country during the twenty-five years since the Constitution of Cambodia enshrined liberal multi-party democracy.


As we near the elections scheduled for 29 July this year, we appreciate the full progress of civil and political rights in Cambodia and the commitment for the conduct of credible, free and fair elections in July.


The peaceful climate after the dissolution of the terrorist organizations that where plaguing the nation and the fact that rights to freedom of expression, press, association and peaceful assembly, are respected, protected and fulfilled are encouraging.


It is clearly that Cambodia is registered on a path of development, full commitment to human rights and in full adherence to a genuine liberal multi-party democracy as envisaged in the Constitution of Cambodia for the benefit of all Cambodians.


The preparations for July 29 elections where saluted world-wide as conducive to a free and fair expression of the will of the Cambodian people and as a living democratic exercise and we hope that the election day, tabulation, collation and announcing of the results will be conduced in the same transparent manner.

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

 


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

 


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

 


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CAMBODIA ELECTIONS 2018: OFFICIAL MONITORING REPORT FOR PRE-ELECTORAL CONDITIONS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM

With more than 160,000 national and international observers from 107 institutions the parliamentary elections from July 29, 2018 are among the world`s most open and transparent  announced the nations`s top electoral watchdog National Elections Committee.

 


National and international observers are witnesses of free, fair, and just election; they must submit a written report on their observations and conclusions on election process to the NEC at the end of the election.


On July 17, 2018 the release of the pre-electoral assessment report of the international community has taken place.

 

 


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Electoral Monitoring Team for Cambodia`s July 2018 National Assembly Election marked in his speech that: we recognize that the 2018 elections in Cambodia the sixth since the end of the civil war, are critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

 




His Majesty King NORODOM SIHAMONI promised to his people free and fair elections and has honored his promise say`s international election monitoring team.

 



In his presentation, the Head of the IE Mission Team for Cambodia noted that this was the sixth General Election to be held in the Kingdom since the end of the protracted civil war and the democratic character of the polls and the law provisions to this effect are the creation of H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.


The Honourable President Dr. Anton Caragea stressed that these elections are incremental steps that potentially create a conducive environment for political stability, economic growth, and sustainable development.

 

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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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Based on its assessment the IEM was of the opinion that the pre-election and the election phases of the process were evidently fair, free and transparent.


The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, electoral stakeholders, Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Missions, representatives of political parties, faith-based groups, local observers, members of civil society, and the media.

 

 


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with the first team already on the field for Cambodia`s Parliamentary Elections.


The IEM report of the 2018 National Assembly Elections will be completed and issued within 30 days after the close of the poll.


The report will be directed to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the country’s National Electoral Commission.

 

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL

 

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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CAMBOYA ELECCIONES 2018: MISION INTERNACIONAL DE OBSERVACION ELECTORAL

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 23, 2018 at 8:15 AM

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El jefe de la Misión de Observación Electoral para las elecciones generales de Camboya del próximo 29 de julio, Presidente Dr. Anton Caragea presentó oficialmente en conferencia de prensa la Misión y su objetivos.

 

 


La Misión Internacional de Observación Electoral se reunió con la Comision Nacional Electoral,candidatos y representantes de partidos políticos, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y medios de comunicación, entre otros interlocutores.


Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea explicó que todas las misiones de observación electoral con caracter internacional descansan en los mismos principios y utilizan una metodología común.


La imparcialidad es uno de los principales principios de la observación, junto con la objetividad, la independencia y la no injerencia.




“Las misiones de observación son responsables de sus propias conclusiones y no reciben instrucciones ni de las instituciones comunitarias ni de los gobiernos de los Estados miembros”, matizó.

 

 


El jefe de Misión continuó detallando la metodología de largo plazo que aplican las misiones de observación, con el seguimiento de la fase preelectoral: análisis del marco legal, el censo electoral, el registro de candidatos, la campaña electoral y su financiación, el desempeño de la administración electoral o la cobertura de las actividades de los candidatos por los medios de comunicación.


La jornada electoral y la fase postelectoral son momentos cruciales en las actividades de observación : transmisión, agregación y divulgación de resultados, así como el análisis de los eventuales recursos ante la Sala de lo Constitucional y la Corte Suprema y, finalmente, la proclamación de resultados definitivos.


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Los informes de la Misión de Observación Electoral en Camboya 2018 analizarán el proceso electoral a la luz de las normas, principios y buenas prácticas en materia de elecciones democráticas y de la legislación de Camboya.

 


Sobre la base de su evaluación, la Misión de Observación Electoral en Camboya 2018 opinó que las fases preelectoral y electoral del proceso eran evidentemente justas, libres y transparentes.

MISSION D`OBSERVATION ELECTORALE AU CAMBODGE 2018 ELECTIONS LEGISLATIVES

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 23, 2018 at 8:05 AM

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Suite à l’invitation de le Conseil national Electorale (CNE) du Cambodge une Mission d’Observation Électorale (MOE) a été déployé pour les élections législatives qui auront lieu en Cambodge le 29 juillet 2018.

 

 


Les élections législatives du 29 julliet prochain marqueront une étape importante dans la consolidation démocratique du pays la Cambodge d’aujourd’hui est une pays démocratique, stable et prospère

 


Professeur docteur Anton Caragea le chef de la Mission Électorale present le context de cette action: “Cette Mission d’Observation Électorale s’inscrit dans le cadre des relations bilatérales privilégiées que la Communauté mondiale entretient avec le Royaume du Cambodge.


Elle témoigne de la solidité de notre partenariat et de l’importance de notre travail commun pour le renforcement de la démocratie et de la bonne gouvernance.


Sur la base de son évaluation, la Mission d’Observation Électorale (MOE) était d’avis que les phases pré-électorales du processus étaient manifestement équitables, libres et transparentes.


La Mission Électorale se réjouit également à la perspective de coopérer avec d’autres missions d’observation.

 


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Contexte


À l’issue du scrutin, la MOE présentera publiquement ses conclusions préliminaires sur le déroulement du processus électoral.


Un rapport analytique complet, qui inclura notamment des recommandations en vue des prochaines échéances électorales, sera ensuite présenté au gouvernement cambodgien, quelques semaines après les élections.


Le Conseil européenne des relations internationales continuera à travailler avec les autorités du Cambodge pour la consolidation démocratique dans le pays, ainsi que la mise en œuvre des recommandations de sa Mission d’Observation Électorale.




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H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

 


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS

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INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY OFFERS PLAUDITS TO H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI FOR DEFENDING DEMOCRATIC AND FREE ELECTIONS IN CAMBODIA

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 5, 2018 at 3:05 AM

International community expressed his support for the salient message of H.M. Norodom Sihamoni raising his voice in the defense of the democratic process taking place in his country.


Cambodia will have perfect transparent and democratically valid elections in July 29 2018 stated the royal message. 



In front of a media slur and outrageous misinformation campaign, destined to taint Cambodia`s people and authorities determination to host free, equal opportunity and transparent elections, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has the final say, closing any honest debate on the subject: The Kingdom will enjoy free and fair elections and the people of Cambodia will have the full opportunity to express their views and decision for the country direction and leadership.

 


The royal message writes that:


“On this occasion, I would like to solemnly call for all eligible voters to cast their ballots in order to elect national leaders for development and glorious progress in all fields”.

 

 

 



His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni ends the debate for any honest observer of Kingdom`s politics: 2018 elections will be democratic and exemplary.

 

 



The monarch said the forthcoming election is a free, fair, and confidential election that goes with the liberal multi-party democracy, so the voters should not worry about any pressure or intimidation from anyone or any political party.


“I urge all the compatriots to exercise your rights to vote in according to your own conscience and to freely elect any candidate, any political party that you trust,” King Sihamoni said in a royal message released to the media.


Earlier the international community also praised the election preparations in regard to an outstanding PRESS CODE offering unequal access for the media and citizens to the information and enshrining election transparency as the main factor in these elections and to the regulation for international and national observers that has assured a perfect control of the elections process.

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


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Finally, the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit has released a video announcing that the July 29 national elections would be regarded as the “best” in Cambodia’s history.


The 14-minute documentary, titled Will the July general election be liberal, pluralistic, and democratic? draws on four points to reach its conclusion.


The election process would be smooth and free, multiparty, open to observers and without violence, the video says.


Noting that there are 20 political parties vying in the elections despite the country only having eight million voters, the video says: “Cambodia is setting another good example for other countries in terms of pluralism, which is the basic principle of a democratic election.”


“In brief,” in continues, “the general election scheduled for July 29, could be considered one of the best elections in Cambodia’s history.


“Best election in the sense that this election will be held with the participation of so many political parties coupled with strict implementation of three main principles – being liberal, pluralistic, and democratic – principles that are the best foundation for an election.


“Last but not least, this coming election will be conducted in a peaceful and nonviolent manner and free from rhetorical quarrel,” the commentator says.


The video ends with the stand that democracy in Cambodia is maturing and that no one can destroy it

EUROPEAN ELECTION OBSERVER MISSION TO TAKE PART IN CAMBODIAN NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2018 MONITORING

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 5, 2018 at 2:40 AM

European Council on International Relations-EUCIR parliamentary team of observers for the Cambodian elections, scheduled for July 29, began working.


The mission is part of a global effort of monitoring by World Election Monitors Organization (WEMO) and is appreciated, according to NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA statements that 50.000 national and international observers will be taken part.


The global mission started his activities on July4th with a press conference and an exposé of targets and objectives. 



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Head of International Observers Team for Cambodia 2018 Elections, launched the mission at a press conference on 4 July, stressing the importance of Cambodia’s parliamentary elections for the country’s stability.


On this occasion the official launch of the website of Election Observation Mission for Cambodia has taken place.


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea explained all that World Elections Monitors Organization (WEMO) Observation Missions use a common methodology underpinned by the principles of impartiality, objectivity, independence and non-interference. ‘’International Election Observation Missions are responsible for their own conclusions and do not receive instructions neither from the European institutions nor by member states’ governments.’’.



The Head of International Observers Team for Cambodia 2018:

H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea



The Head of International Observers Team detailed the long-term monitoring methodology.


The election observation mission for the Kingdom of Cambodia 2018 will cover the political campaign, pre-election preparations, election day – polling, counting and tabulation of results – and the complaints and appeals process as well as the announcement of results.


This will include a thorough analysis of the legal framework, the work of the election administration, campaign activities, the conduct of the media in covering the elections, and the mechanisms for electoral disputes.


The mission will meet election stakeholders, including government officials, election administration bodies, candidates and representatives from political parties, members of civil society and the media, the judiciary, amongst others.


Shortly after election day, the mission will issue a statement containing its preliminary findings.


A final report, including a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of the electoral process and with possible recommendations for future elections, will be released several weeks later announced Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 





Elections observers pose for a photo with the Head of International Electoral Observation Team- President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 




How do you make an observation mission?


Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The members of World Electors Monitors Organization (WEMO) are leading global actors in providing technical electoral assistance complementary to election observation.


This dual form of election support constitutes a significant contribution to the promotion of governance and development objectives.

 



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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 


H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS


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What is an observation mission?


An observation mission assesses all aspects of the electoral process, its constitutional and legal framework, the delimitation of constituencies, the registration of voters and candidates, the training of election staff, voter education, media coverage, the campaign and the preparations for election day, as well as the appeals process.

 


On election day, observers visit pooling stations in order to observe the opening, voting, counting and aggregation of results.




What are the principles of an electoral monitoring mission?

 


Its fundamental principles are full coverage, impartiality, transparency and professionalism. Its ultimate objective is to become superfluous by entrenching democracy deep within each nation through the development of national capacities.

 


Its main goals are the legitimization of an electoral process, where appropriate, and the enhancement of public confidence in the electoral process to deter fraud, to strengthen respect for human rights, and to contribute to conflict resolution.

 



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EUCIR special monitoring procedures 



Members of an Election Observation Mission undertake a range of activities, including monitoring the media and election campaigns, reviewing the election law, the constitution and commitments the country is signed on to, in detail.


They also examine the election machinery from polling clerks to the administrator as well as observe training. The team generally attempts to meet all the key stakeholders and party political activists. They attend party rallies, meet candidates, civil society organisations, academics, etc..


The observer team usually holds press conferences at the start and end of their visits, and at the end of the mission, the team prepares a report that is available to the public.

DIM SOVANNAROM-NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE: CAMBODIA IS A MULTI-PARTY DEMOCRACY

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2018 at 3:50 AM

As the people of Cambodia are preparing to go to the urns to elect their leaders in what was generally described as the freest and most open electoral competition the country`s top election watchdog: National Election Committee (NEC) hailed the prospect of multi-party democracy with the registration of 20 parties for a July general election.


“Now, we have 20 political parties registered, this shows a multi-party democracy,” NEC spokesman Dim Sovannarom told a news briefing.





Prime Minister of Cambodia, Academician HUN SEN had insured an open and competitive climate for the July 2018 elections earning him global plaudits.

 



“This is an opportunity for people, in every five years, to chose their leaders,” he added.

 


Twenty political parties registered to participate in the upcoming national election in July as the 15-day window to register candidates came to an end yesterday.


Dim Sovannarom, spokesman for the National Election Committee, said during a press conference yesterday that 20 political parties have registered to contest the election on July 29.


“In total, 20 political parties have registered at the NEC,” Mr Sovannarom said. “The NEC will carry out its duty according to the law to ensure the electoral process is free and fair.”


Mr Sovannarom said that four political parties, Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party and Khmer National United Party, were officially recognized by the NEC so far.

 


He said that the NEC will follow its procedure to review the documents of the other 16 political parties that have registered.


Mr Sovannarom said that 20 parties are taking part in the election on July 29, noting that eight political parties took part in the 2013 election.


“It showcases that multiple-party democracy is flourishing,” Mr Sovannarom said. “We are walking on the road of multiple-party democracy to hold the election on July 29.”

 


Among the recognized parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Academician Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.


The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29 and approximately 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.


Speaking during a get-together with thousands of garment factory workers in southwestern Kampong Speu province, Academician Hun Sen renewed his call for the people to vote in the forthcoming election, saying it would be the only chance for them to elect their leaders once in every five years.


According to the NEC, the three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27 2018 and according to international observers the poll is promising to respect the principles of free, fair and transparent elections.

 



National Election Committee of Cambodia in the process of registering political parties candidatures.



Political parties contesting the July 2018 Cambodia`s General Elections

 

 


Khmer National United Party

Our Motherland Party

Ponleu Thmey Party

Cambodian Nationality Party

Khmer Rise Party

Beehive Social Democratic Party

Grassroots Democracy Party

Republican Democratic Party

Reaksmey Khemra Party

League for Democracy Party

Khmer Republican Party

Khmer Anti-Poverty Party

FUNCINPEC

Khmer Economic Development Party

Cambodian Youth Party

Dharmacracy Party

Khmer Will Party

Cambodia Indigenous Democracy Party

Khmer United Party

Cambodian People’s Party



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H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL


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CAMBODIA`S JULY 2018 ELECTIONS: THE BEST POLL - Council of Ministers Press and Quick Reaction Unit

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 4, 2018 at 4:25 PM

The Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit has released a video announcing that the July 29 national elections would be regarded as the “best” in Cambodia’s history.

 


The 14-minute documentary, titled Will the July general election be liberal, pluralistic, and democratic? draws on four points to reach its conclusion.


The election process would be smooth and free, multiparty, open to observers and without violence, the video says.

 


Noting that there are 20 political parties vying in the elections despite the country only having eight million voters, the video says: “Cambodia is setting another good example for other countries in terms of pluralism, which is the basic principle of a democratic election.”

 


“In brief,” in continues, “the general election scheduled for July 29, could be considered one of the best elections in Cambodia’s history.

 


“Best election in the sense that this election will be held with the participation of so many political parties coupled with strict implementation of three main principles – being liberal, pluralistic, and democratic – principles that are the best foundation for an election.

 


“Last but not least, this coming election will be conducted in a peaceful and nonviolent manner and free from rhetorical quarrel,” the commentator says.


The video ends with the stand that democracy in Cambodia is maturing and that no one can destroy it.


The full video can be accessed here. 



More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATIONS ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA


INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS ARE PREPARED FOR 2018 CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 4, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday released the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.


“The code of conduct of electoral observers aims to set out important measures for non-governmental organizations, associations, and electoral observers to fulfill their duties in a neutral and impartial position,” according to a NEC’s statement.

 

 



The statement said electoral observations should be conducted with integrity and transparency, and electoral observers should perform their tasks without any interference.


It said the observers should not interfere in internal affairs of Cambodia, and should not talk with voter registration applicants or voters in term of supporting or opposing any political party or candidate.


Also, the observers should not conduct any survey for any political party or candidate, and should not provide a written statement or interview to media in the form of supporting any political party or candidate.


The code of conduct also banned observers from disturbing the process of voter registration, voting and ballot counting.


Under the Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly, the violator will be fined between 2,500 U.S. dollars and 5,000 U.S. dollars by the NEC, the statement said.


According to the statement, after the election process is completed, the electoral observers should submit a written report on their observation and conclusion on election process to the NEC.


The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29, 2018 and some 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.


The NEC had officially recognized 20 out of the 20 political parties that registered to contest in the election, according to another NEC statement.


More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS


CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL


NEW INFORMATIONS ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

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Among the recognized political parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.


The three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27.


Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on the authorities to freely allow political party leaders to meet their activists or supporters at different places across the kingdom.


“It will not be a free contest if we prevent the leaders of political parties from visiting various places to meet their members or supporters,” the prime minister said during a groundbreaking ceremony for a road construction in Kampong Chhnang province.


According to international observers, Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Academician Hun Sen is tipped to win the elections by a huge margins driven forward in the electoral preferences by the country steady economic growth, strong democracy and peoples centered policies implemented by the Academician Hun Sen during his tenure as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom.

 


Peoples are crediting him for the country’s hard-earned peace and development.


EUROPE AND VENEZUELA WILL STAND TOGETHER: PRESIDENT`S NICOLAS MADURO AND ANTON CARAGEA PRESS CONFERENCE

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 16, 2017 at 11:50 AM

President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has accepted the invitation from Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, for a familiarization visit with the realities of the Latin American country.





Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela invited an European delegation to see first hand the realities of Venezuela.



 

Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela has marked in the official invitation letter addressed to European Council on International Relations President:


As the Minister of People Power for International Relations I consider with interest your participation in this space of magnitude importance and your solidarity in this historical moment when we celebrated the legacy of dignity and justice of Comandante Hugo Chavez and of President Nicolas Maduro bequeathed to the Venezuelan people and to the Bolivarian revolution.



The visit of European  delegates took place from 15 to 22 September 2017 and is part of a broader strategy of the Nicolas Maduro government to develop Venezuela and to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce dependence on oil income.






Development is a tool for a better Venezuela: H.E. Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela presents CARACAS candidature for World Capital of Culture and Tourism to H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of EUCIR.




Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, EUCIR President remarked: Venezuela has one of the most diverse climates, with ice capped Andean mountains to the west, Amazon jungle to the south, wide rivers and tall waterfalls surrounded by tabletop mountains and unusual rock formations to the southeast, and a gorgeous, pristine Caribbean coast to the north that has some of the world’s finest and exclusive beaches, such as Los Roques and highest waterfalls on the planet, Angel Falls.





President/Professor Dr. Anton Caragea hosted in MIRAFORES TV studios and National Venezuelan Television.

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During the week-long visit, the high-level European Council delegates hold extensive talks with various officials like: Juan Bautista Arias Palacio – Minister for Basic and Strategic Industries and Socialist Development, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister of Tourism.



Agreements regarding economic cooperation, tourism promotion, TV travel documentaries and bilateral information exchange and cooperation for SDG completion in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals where tabled.



Cooperation in the field of tourism promotion and ECTT technical support for Caracas drafting a coherent plan to obtain the election as World Capital of Culture and Tourism was also agreed.



The highlights of the visit, where the two memorable encounters with President Nicolas Maduro.




On September 19, 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea took the distinct honor to sign the HONORARY BOOK at MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace.




On 17 September 2017, the delegates part take in the President TV Show: Sundays with Maduro! together with Evo Morales, Bolivian President.





Evo Morales, President of Bolivia presents a tourism booklet to European  delegation.



During the discussions, the tourism and cultural connections between the two countries were tabled and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has given as gifts to the two President’s his latest book on Interference of Civilizations in European Union Project.



On 19 September 2017, in the conclusion of The International March of Solidarity with Venezuela, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a photo session with President Nicolas Maduro, signed the Honorary Book at Miraflores Palace and has given an interview to the Miraflores TV Channel, expressing his support for Bolivarian Revolution role in forging a free and democratic Latin America.


The cultural program of the visit included discovery trips to Natural Sanctuary of Waraira Repano, a tour of Caracas landmarks like The Cathedral of Caracas, Saint Francis, Simon Bolivar birthplace etc.

 




The cable car of Caracas connecting the city with Waraira Repano.



A special day was dedicated to offering respect for Venezuelan history major figures, with a visit to National Pantheon and a stop to Simon Bolivar funeral monument and Francisco Miranda tomb.

 




Simon Bolivar: The Hero of Latin American Liberation struggle: a lay over charged with respect for official delegates.



An emotionally charged moment was the visit to Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana) the place where the architect of the Bolivarian Revolution and the apostle of the poor`s: Commander Hugo Chavez is laid for eternal rest surrounded by world gratitude and love.


The delegates witnessed the changing of the guard and where hart struck by the powerful words of remembering for the fallen hero: Chavez lives!





President Dr. Anton Caragea in a moment of respect in front of the Commander HUGO CHAVEZ Mausoleum in Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana).



The European delegation visit to Venezuela has given a new impetus to the relations between nations and their attendance to the world solidarity movement with Venezuela has being registered with gratitude by the people of the Caribbean nation, proudly building a revolution of freedom and dignity.


 

Venezuela it is blessed with an impressive diversity of natural treasures including crystalline beaches, dense jungles, expansive savannas and imposing mountains and we hope that the beautiful city of Caracas will have a fighting chance in WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition, stated President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 


It will be an incredible boost for all Caribbean region concluded the President.





Caracas: a candidate city for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

 




The telepheric connecting Caracas and Waraira Repano





Natural sanctuary of Waraira Repano

 




MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace: the beating heart of Venezuela welcomed ECTT President!

 




Cathedral of Caracas: a splendid architectural marvel.

 




Saint Francisc Church of Caracas.

TODOS SOMOS VENEZUELA: UNA CUMBRE MUNDIAL DE SOLIDARIDAD EN CARACAS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 16, 2017 at 11:35 AM





Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, El Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Venezuela logró a fructificar la visión del Presidente Maduro para transmitir al mundo un poderoso mensaje: ¡TODOS SOMOS VENEZUELA!



Caracas se convertirá en la capital diplomática oficial mundial con ocasión del Día Internacional de la Diálogo por la Paz, la Soberanía y la Diplomacia Bolivariana proclamado por el Presidente Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela.


 




El convocatorio del Presidente Nicolas Maduro para el Día Internacional de la Diálogo por la Paz, la Soberanía y la Diplomacia Bolivariana a unido el mundo en un movimiento global líderada de Caracas por la paz y la democracia.

 


El Día Internacional de la Paz, la Soberanía y la Diplomacia Bolivariana es una creación del Presidente Nicolás Maduro, parte de los esfuerzos de la diplomacia bolivariana generalmente aclamados, destinados a construir una diplomacia para el pueblo, orientada hacia la cooperación sin confrontación, la independencia sin usurpación y el diálogo para paz.


De acuerdo con el papel de Caracas como una tribuna diplomática global y multipolar, el Día Internacional de la Paz, la Soberanía y la Diplomacia Bolivariana -La solidaridad con Venezuela asiste a líderes alrededor del mundo interesados ​​en elaborar la agenda para un siglo XXI sin agresión, estratagemas imperialistas, amenazas y conflictos.





Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea, Presidente de Consejo Europeo para Relaciones Internacionales va a presentar su posicion en el cumbre mundial de Caracas.




 

Europa participará plenamente en el evento con una delegación a cargo del Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea, Presidente de Consejo Europeo para Relaciones Internacionales (EUCIR).

 


Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, El Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Venezuela ha señalado en la carta de invitación oficial dirigida al Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea:


Como Ministro de Poder Popular para Relaciones Internacionales, considero con interés su participación en este espacio de magnitud y su solidaridad en este momento histórico en que celebramos el legado de dignidad y justicia del Comandante Hugo Chávez y del Presidente Nicolás Maduro legado al pueblo venezolano y a la revolución bolivariana.


Antes de la salida a Venezuela, el presidente de EUCIR, Anton Caragea, expuso su visión en relación con la reunión diplomática más importante de 2017.


Nuestra presencia en el evento de solidaridad diplomática y mundial con la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela está grabada como un poderoso símbolo de nuestro compromiso con la lucha por la libertad, la dignidad y la soberanía del pueblo venezolano bajo el liderazgo sin igual del gobierno bolivariano y la abnegada dedicación del presidente Maduro.

 


¡La libertad vencerá siempre! esta es la poderosa verdad que la gente de Venezuela y el presidente Maduro están presentando al mundo reunidos en Caracas.

 


En el mundo de hoy Venezuela se ha convertido en un vibrante ejemplo de democracia participativa, esfuerzos prominentes para América Latina y la independencia global y el respeto por el estado y la independencia nacional, afirmó el profesor Anton Caragea.


Caracas acoge una gigantesca manifestación de vitalidad de las personalidades amorosas de la democracia, todas unidas bajo un solo grito destinado a ser escuchado en todo el mundo: ¡La libertad vencerá siempre!

WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA - THE GLOBAL SUMMIT HOSTED IN CARACAS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 16, 2017 at 11:25 AM


Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela succeeded in fruition of President Maduro vision to carve out a powerful message: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA!



Caracas will become the official world diplomatic capital on the occasion of The International Day of Peace, Sovereignty and Bolivarian Diplomacy proclaimed by President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.




President Nicolas Maduro appeal for The International Day of Peace, Sovereignty and Bolivarian Diplomacy united the world in a Caracas lead global movement for peace and democracy.




 

The International Day of Peace, Sovereignty and Bolivarian Diplomacy is the brainchild of President Nicolas Maduro, part of the generally acclaimed Bolivarian diplomacy efforts that are destined to carve out a diplomacy for the people, oriented toward cooperation without confrontation, independence without encroachment and dialogue for peace.


In accordance with Caracas role as a global and multipolar diplomatic rostrum ,The International Day of Peace, Sovereignty and Bolivarian Diplomacy –Solidarity with Venezuela is attended by leaders around the world interested in crafting the agenda for a XXI century without aggression, imperialist ploys, menaces and conflicts.





EUCIR President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea,  will outline his vision on world summit in Caracas (16-17 September 2017).




Europe will participate fully on the event with a delegation led by President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea in attendance.

 

Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela has marked in the official invitation letter addressed to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea:


As the Minister of People Power for International Relations I consider with interest your participation in this space of magnitude importance and your solidarity in this historical moment when we celebrated the legacy of dignity and justice of Comandante Hugo Chavez and of President Nicolas Maduro bequeathed to the Venezuelan people and to the Bolivarian revolution.


 

Before the departure to Venezuela the European Council on International Relations President Anton Caragea outlined his vision in relation with the most significant diplomatic meeting of 2017.

 


Our presence on the diplomatic and world solidarity event with Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela is carved as a powerful symbol of our commitment with the fight for freedom, dignity and sovereignty of Venezuelan people under the peerless leadership of Bolivarian government and the selfless dedication of President Maduro.


Freedom will prevail! this is the powerful truth that people of Venezuela and President Maduro are presenting to the world gathered in Caracas.

 

In the world of today Venezuela has become a vibrant example of participatory democracy, prominent exertions for Latin America and global independence and respect for the statehood and national independence, stated President Dr. Anton Caragea.

 


Caracas is playing host to a giant manifestation of vitality of democracy loving personalities all united under one cry destined to be heard worldwide: Freedom will prevail!

DIPLOMACIA BOLIVARIANA DE PAZ Y EL GIRO MUNDIAL DE PRESIDENTE NICOLAS MADURO

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 16, 2017 at 11:15 AM



La presidencia de Nicolás Maduro a impulso una Venezuela que se ha convertido en uno de los líderes del mundo democrático.



El presidente Nicolás Maduro acaba de regresar a Caracas tras una gira por Kazajstán, Argelia, Oriente Medio (con reuniones con dirigentes de Turquía, Irán, Kazajstán, Rusia y Argelia) y del 16 al 17 de septiembre de 2017 acogerá la CONFERENCIA MUNDIAL: TODOS SOMOS VENEZUELA. DIÁLOGO POR LA PAZ, LA SOBERANÍA Y LA DEMOCRACIA BOLIVARIANA.





 

La capital venezolana-Caracas acogerá a los líderes interesados en el diálogo y los valores democráticos mundiales en un diálogo global.




En menos de una semana el líder de la revolución bolivariana ha logrado vincular Venezuela con los principales países exportadores de gasolina, logró crear un puente de amistad entre América Latina y Asia Central y será anfitrión de líderes mundiales y jefes de movimiento democráticos que no sólo expresarán apoyo a Venezuela, sino también uso este tiempo para promulgar la diplomacia bolivariana, el concepto esculpido y puesto en primer plano por el presidente venezolano.



La convocatoria a la CONFERENCIA MUNDIAL: TODOS SOMOS VENEZUELA. DIÁLOGO POR LA PAZ, LA SOBERANÍA Y LA DEMOCRACIA BOLIVARIA! es la descripción más completa y exhaustiva de los principales objetivos de la diplomacia bolivariana y debe ser considerada como un punto crucial en el desarrollo de un mundo multipolar, un mundo de democracia y paz.



Con el fin de comprender mejor este llamamiento a la paz mundial, lanzado con la ayuda y supervisión del Presidente Nicolás Maduro, presentamos en su totalidad el texto del mensaje a los pueblos del mundo:

 



MENSAJE A LOS PUEBLOS DEL MUNDO

POR LA PAZ, LA SOBERANIA Y LA DEMOCRACIA EN VENEZUELA

 



Nosotros, ciudadanos del mundo, trabajadores, miembros de movimientos sociales, organizaciones de derechos civiles, partidos políticos, académicos, intelectuales y creadores, denunciamos ante la humanidad la conspiración internacional encabezada por el Gobierno de Donald Trump contra el pueblo de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, su Gobierno y sus legítimas autoridades.


Al amparo un discurso de supremacía racial, intolerancia y guerrerismo que rememora los más oscuros tiempos del fascismo, el Gobierno de Donald Trump, ejecuta una agresión política, diplomática, económica y mediática, incluyendo la opción militar, para desestabilizar la democracia venezolana, derrocar al Presidente Nicolás Maduro, e instaurar un Gobierno sometido a los intereses de Washington. El proyecto de restauración neocolonial en Venezuela pretende despojar al pueblo venezolano de su soberanía y devolver a los poderes globales el control sobre las inmensas riquezas y recursos del país.


Esta conspiración contra un país soberano, abiertamente violatoria del derecho internacional, avanza con el masivo apoyo de las grandes transnacionales de la información, y el vergonzoso respaldo de gobiernos neoliberales y antipopulares.


Desde abril pasado, con financiamiento y apoyo estadounidense – a través de la oposición venezolana- se inició una campaña de violencia política presentada al mundo como protestas civiles y pacíficas. A esta campaña de desinformación se sumó la descalificación mediática de la democracia venezolana ante la opinión pública mundial presentando a Venezuela como una dictadura que viola los derechos humanos y que ha hundido al país en una supuesta crisis humanitaria.


La verdad es que la única intención de esta campaña es derrocar al Gobierno legítimo de Venezuela mediante la propagación de la muerte, el caos y la violencia, al estilo de las llamadas “Revoluciones de Colores”. Desde entonces, más de cien personas han fallecido y más de dos mil resultaron heridas. La violencia política impulsada por Washington ha generado cuantiosos daños materiales y sufrimientos al pueblo venezolano.


La más reciente manifestación de este complot es la desacreditación del proceso electoral llevado a cabo el 30 de julio, en el que más de ocho millones de venezolanos eligieron una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente.


Con la elección de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, el pueblo venezolano derrotó la violencia en las calles y ha recuperado la paz. Desde el 30 de julio ha comenzado un proceso de normalización de la vida civil y política, mediante la participación de todos los partidos políticos en las próximas elecciones de Gobernadores, convocadas para octubre.


Con la reciente amenaza del uso de la fuerza militar emitida por Donald Trump, y la imposición de un bloqueo financiero a Venezuela, el Gobierno supremacista de Washington ha escalado el conflicto, declarando abiertamente la intención de “ahogar” la economía venezolana.


Repudiamos la peligrosa escalada de agresiones contra Venezuela por parte de la administración estadounidense.


Venezuela es una nación que desde hace 18 años construye pacíficamente una democracia popular. La democracia bolivariana devolvió al país el control sobre los recursos naturales, ha redistribuido la riqueza en favor de los trabajadores y de los sectores humildes, y ha garantizado los derechos sociales para todos sus habitantes.






El Presidente Nicolas Maduro es acogido en todo el mundo como un mensajero de la paz, democracia y diálogo.




Los logros sociales de Venezuela en educación, salud, protección social, universalización de la seguridad social y derechos de las comunidades originarias, demuestran que es posible hacer más democrática la democracia. Su visión ecosocialista desafía a quienes imponen el saqueo de los bienes comunes de la humanidad por parte de las élites transnacionales.


Venezuela no es una amenaza para ningún país del mundo. Desde su independencia, hace más de 200 años, nunca ha mantenido un conflicto militar, ni ha participado en guerras o agresiones contra otras naciones.


Para los amantes de la paz, y para los pueblos del mundo, Venezuela es un faro de esperanza. Esa esperanza está hoy amenazada por la ideología supremacista instalada Washington. La decisión de la élite gobernante de EEUU es bloquear el diálogo político diálogo en Venezuela y lanzar al país a un conflicto fratricida para justificar así sus planes de intervención.


Alertamos al mundo sobre la grave amenaza para la paz mundial derivada de la obsesión guerrerista de Donald Trump. Una agresión militar a Venezuela, o el derrocamiento de la Revolución Bolivariana, provocará en el hemisferio una crisis de dimensiones históricas en todos los órdenes y quebrará el esfuerzo integracionista, echando por tierra el objetivo de todas las naciones de la región, que han declarado a América Latina y el Caribe una zona de paz.


El mundo debe detener la locura de Washington. En nombre de la humanidad, exigimos a Donald Trump que retire la amenaza de agresión militar y derogue las sanciones económicas y el bloqueo financiero contra el pueblo venezolano.


Por todas estas razones, convocamos a los hombres y mujeres de bien, de todos lugares, ideologías y creencias, a los que sueñan un mundo de justicia e igualdad, a sumarse a la JORNADA MUNDIAL TODOS SOMOS VENEZUELA. DIÁLOGO POR LA PAZ, LA SOBERANÍA Y LA DEMOCRACIA BOLIVARIANA a realizarse en Caracas, Venezuela, el 16 y 17 de septiembre, y a partir de esa fecha, en diversos lugares del mundo.


Esta jornada de movilización mundial aglutinará la respuesta solidaria de los pueblos con la Patria de Simón Bolívar.


Venezuela no está sola. Hoy honramos al bravo pueblo venezolano en su lucha por la paz, el diálogo y su defensa de la dignidad y la soberanía nacional.


Mahatma Gandhi dijo “no hay caminos a la paz. La paz es el camino” y el Ché Guevara, con su ejemplo de humanidad, afirmó “la solidaridad es la ternura de los pueblos”.


Frente a la amenaza imperial y el guerrerismo, digamos hoy con el gigante Pablo Neruda, nuestra bandera y nuestra victoria será la paz.


“Paz para los crepúsculos que vienen … para la ciudad en la mañana, cuando despierta el pan…”


Paz para que Venezuela siga alumbrando el futuro.

NICOLAS MADURO, VENEZUELAN LEADER IS CREATING THE BOLIVARIAN DIPLOMACY OF PEACE

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 16, 2017 at 11:05 AM




Under President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has become one of the leaders of the democratic world.

 



President Nicolas Maduro has just return to Caracas after a tour of Kazakhstan, Algeria, Middle East ( having meetings with leaders of Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan,Russia and Algeria) and from 16 to 17 September 2017 will host the WORLD CONFERENCE: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA. DIALOG FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY.




Venezuelan capital-Caracas will host the leaders interested in world democratic dialogue and values in a two days long global dialogue.




In less than a week the Bolivarian revolution leader has succeeded in linking Venezuela with the main petrol exporting countries, managed to create a bridge of friendship between Latin America and Central Asia and will play host to world leaders and democratic movement heads garnering not only to express support for Venezuela but also to enact the Bolivarian diplomacy, the concept carved out and placed at the fore by the Venezuelan president.



The call to the WORLD CONFERENCE: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA. DIALOG FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY! is the most complete and exhaustive description of the main aims of Bolivarian diplomacy and must be regarded as a crux in the development of a multipolar world, a world of democracy and peace.

 


In order to better understand this call for global peace, launched with the help and supervision of President Nicolas Maduro we are presenting in full the text of the message to the peoples of the world:

 



MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD

FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA



We, citizens of the world, workers, members of social movements, civil rights organizations and political parties, academics, intellectuals and creators, denounce before humanity the international conspiracy led by the Government of Donald Trump against the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, its Government and its legitimate authorities.


Under a speech of racial supremacy, intolerance and warmongering, which remind us of the darkest times of fascism, the Government of Donald Trump wages a political, diplomatic, economic and media aggression, including the military option, to undermine Venezuelan democracy, to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro and to establish a government that serves the interests of Washington.


The neocolonial restoration process in Venezuela seeks to deprive the Venezuelan people from its sovereignty and return to the global powers control over the immense riches and resources of the country.


This conspiracy against a sovereign country, which openly violates international law, makes progress thanks to the full support of the great media transnational companies, and the shameful support of neoliberal and antigrassroots governments.


Last April, a US financed political violence campaign began – through the Venezuelan opposition – and was presented to the world as civil and pacific protests. In addition to this propaganda, a smear campaign was also launched against the Venezuelan democracy before the world public opinion, by projecting Venezuela’s government as a dictatorship that violates human rights and drives the country into an alleged deep humanitarian crisis.


Truth is that the only purpose of this campaign is to overthrow the legitimate Government of Venezuela by spreading death, chaos and violence, following the style of the “Color Revolutions”. Since then, more than a hundred people have died and more than two thousand people have been wounded.


The political violence promoted by Washington has caused significant material damage and suffering to the Venezuelan people.


The latest manifestation of this plot is the discredit of the elections held on July 30th, in which eight millions of Venezuelans elected a National Constituent Assembly.


Thanks to the National Constituent Assembly election, the Venezuelan people defeated violence in the streets and restored peace. From July 30th, a process of stabilization of civil and political life has begun through the participation of all the political parties in the next regional elections for governors to be held in October.


Due to the latest threat of military force by Donald Trump and the financial blockade imposed on Venezuela, the supremacist government of Washington


has intensified the conflict, and has publicly expressed its intention to “choke” the Venezuelan economy.


We reject the escalating aggressions against Venezuela by the US administration.


Venezuela is a nation that has been building people’s democracy in a peaceful manner for 18 years now.


The Bolivarian democracy has returned the control of natural resources to the country, has redistributed wealth in favor of the working class and the humble sectors of society, and has guaranteed the social rights of all its population.

 





President Nicolas Maduro is welcomed around the world as a messenger of peace, democracy and dialogue.


 


Venezuela social achievements in the field of education, health care, social protection, social security universalization and indigenous communities’ rights have proven that it is possible to make democracy more democratic.


Its ecosocialist approach challenges those who impose the plundering of common goods of humanity by transnational elites.


Venezuela does not represent a threat to any country in the world. Since its independence, more than 200 years ago, it has never engaged in a military conflict, nor has it ever participated in wars or aggressions against other nations.


For the peace-loving people and the peoples of the world, Venezuela is a beacon of hope. This hope is threatened today by the supremacist ideology of Washington. The US ruling elite has decided to block political dialog in Venezuela and bring this country into a fratricidal conflict in order to justify this elite’s intervention plan.


We alert the world to the serious threat to world peace created by the warmongering obsession of Donald Trump. A military aggression against Venezuela or the overthrow of the Bolivarian Revolution will cause in the hemisphere a crisis of historic proportions in all orders, and will break integrationist efforts, taking away the purposes of all the nations of our region that have declared Latin America and the Caribbean a zone of peace.


The world must stop Washington madness. In the name of humanity, we demand that Donald Trump withdraw the threat of military aggression and repeal the economic sanctions and financial blockade against the Venezuelan people.


For all the above reasons, we call on all respectable men and women, from all places, ideologies and beliefs, on those who dream of a world of justice and equality, to join the WORLD CONFERENCE: WE ARE ALL VENEZUELA. DIALOG FOR PEACE, SOVEREIGNTY AND BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, on September 16th and 17th, and from that date on, in various parts of the world.


This day of global mobilization will bring together the solidarity of the peoples with the homeland of Simon Bolivar.


Venezuela is not alone. Today, we honor the brave Venezuelan people in their struggle for peace and dialog and in their defense of national dignity and sovereignty.


Mahatma Gandhi said: “There is no way to peace, peace is the only way.”


And Che Guevara, with his example of humanity, affirmed: “Solidarity is the tenderness of the peoples”.


In view of the imperial threat and warmongering, let us say today in the words of the great poet Pablo Neruda, our flag and our victory will be peace.


“Peace for the twilights to come …peace for the city in the morning when bread wakes up…”

Peace so that Venezuela continues to illuminate the future.

DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE - IS THE EUROPEAN CREATOR OF WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME IN 2017

Posted by European Council on International Relations on May 18, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Europe has a new diplomatic partner in DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE - the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME IN 2017.


The decision has being announced during EUROPE DAY celebrations by European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.





European diplomatic partnerships are concluded in order to showcase to the world the European savoir faire and know how and to offer to foreign leaders a taste of what European tradition and culture stands for in the world.


Europe's most prestigious and luxurious items are included on the diplomatic partnerships list.


From May 9, 2017, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE creations: uniting Salvador Dali art with perfume creation technique of famous perfumer: Alberto Morillas had being inscribed on this list.



On the occasion of Europe Day 2017, France has received a new recognition as the center of world culture and lifestyle with the title of CREATOR OF WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME being saliently ascribed to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.


 

The Perfume is from 17th century onwards an intricate part of European culture and must be inscribed as a part of tourism development as tourists are attracted by magic places where perfume is made and by perfume artists.





Today the quest for exclusive perfumes, for the secrets of the perfume creators has a new address: Dali Haute Parfumerie, World Favorite Perfume in 2017, based in Paris.


Dali Haute Parfumerie has just being honored with the title of World Favorite Perfume for 2017, in appreciation of his original interpretation of exceptional jewels created by Salvador Dali from which aroused the inspiration for creating unique perfumes, carved by the world famous perfume maker: Alberto Morillas.

 




Dali Haute Parfumerie has being inspired by the jewels collections created by the artist and now the exceptional perfume bottles are transformed in works of art, the jewels on the cap have to be preserved and kept in house for generations to come.


It was Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of Cofinluxe that harbored the bold idea to launch a new luxury perfume brand, based on the artistic creations of Salvador Dali.



A visionary decision that ascribed DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE on the road to universal recognition and success


Having your own signed Salvador Dali perfume in your house is without doubt the greatest gift that Dali Haute Parfumerie is offering to the aficionados of high end perfumes.

But the magic doesn’t stop at the bottle!




The perfume bottles of Dali Haute Parfumerie are the chalice that is protecting the fragrances carved by one of the world`s best perfume artists, fragrances that will invite you on a voyage across the essences of life.



Inside every Dali Haute Parfumerie fragrance you will find the rarest raw materials and substances in the perfume industry ranging from: absolute ambrette, orange blossom absolute, musk, patchouli of Indonesia, ylang-ylang, so many natural aromas and essences that will instantly transport you in a oneiric voyage.




Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE succeeded in bringing a new life to French Perfume.



In the official letter penned for Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE (the parent company of Dali Haute Perfumerie)on May 9, 2017, on Europe Day and announcing Dali Haute Parfumerie as World Favorite Perfume in 2017 is noted that:


«Starting today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE is receiving the precious recognition of quality for cosmetics and perfume’s industry and a sign of trust on international markets as the WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017.




On May 9, on the EUROPE DAY, when we are celebrating the values of our continent and all that our peoples are producing and in the presence of diplomatic corps accredited to our institution we have publicly signed the decree conferring the official title of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017 to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.




From today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE fragrances will be used for protocol gifts, product tasting, for brand presentations, for international delegations and international events related to tourism, trade and diplomacy across the world, promoting Europe industriousness, innovation spirit and cultural prowess.




European Council on Tourism and Trade proudly crowned Dali Haute Parfumerie for the unique and astute spirit of promoting the European, but also universal values of Salvador Dali creations and encapsulating in his perfumes the French spirit, the European culture and the magic of a great perfume artist Alberto Morillas».


For orders and special request kindly consult the list of Official Distributors and Partners of DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE or contact direct Orders Department at: +33 1 55 37 71 72

EUROPEAN PRODUCTS OUTLINED FOR INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION ON EUROPE DAY

Posted by European Council on International Relations on May 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Building on a successful cooperation on last year’s Europe Day, the European Tourism Academy supported the EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT) to organize the Europe Day on Tuesday , 9 May 2017.


2017 EUROPE DAY reception has enjoyed a massive participation and the launch of new partnerships for European Council on Tourism and Trade with DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.

 


The reception was attended by over 1000 people from including prominent guests such as government representatives, diplomatic corps in Bucharest, business leaders, academia, and the media.


The celebration started with the Europe anthem “Ode to Joy”. H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , the Head of ECTT/ Ambassador welcomed the attendees with a brief speech followed by European Tourism Academy Director , Academician Mircea Constantinescu.



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , the Head of ECTT/ Ambassador welcomes Korean delegation to EUROPE DAY festivities.



The ceremony was officially opened with the traditional cake-cutting by President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea together with Academician Mircea Constantinescu, and High Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Mark Doda as well as all ECTT accredited ambassadors in Bucharest.


EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE(ECTT ) and European Tourism Academy , in cooperation with its partners would like to thank all the sponsors and European embassies by giving a great contribution to make Europe Day Reception as a memorable celebration of Europe and ECTT accomplishments.



Welcoming the guests for EUROPE DAY 2017


On the fringes of the celebrations and reception was launched the BEST OF EUROPE/BEST OF THE WORLD programme promoting the best products and lifestyle goods from across Europe and the world.


The first company to be enrolled in the product promotion and universal recognition of value was COFINLUXE and DALI HAUTE PERFUMERIE, the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME for 2017.


Others followed suit like: wine and champagne and sparkling wine producers registered in the fallowing days (European Diplomatic Wine`s partners like HOUSE OF PANCIU who unveiled for you the best European sparkling wines and HOUSE OF WINES COTNARI).



EUROPE at 60! A GOOD YEAR TO CELEBRATE!


The European Council on Tourism and Trade had hosted the formal reception at European Tourism Academy Headquarters on May 9 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.





Invitees lists included ministers, members of Parliament, justices, senior officials, members of the diplomatic crop, representatives of international and regional organizations and of the civil society, media, development partners and representatives of the private sector.








WORLD TOURISM INSTITUTION SELECTS CAMBODIA AS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2016

Posted by European Council on International Relations on September 5, 2016 at 7:50 AM

The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, had led an official delegation representing the World Tourism Institutes: European Tourism Academy and European Council on Tourism and Trade to a tour of Kingdom of Cambodia cultural and historical patrimony, in order to evaluate the country destiny as a tourism power house in Indochina region.


 

Cambodia had received the official visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade high-ranking delegation, on the occasion of the celebration of country WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2016 status.

 



 

Prime Minister of The Kingodm of Cambodia, Academician Dr. HUN SEN held up high the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION certificate. 

For all the world to see!



 

The visit of the world tourism representatives had taken place between 15 and 25 June 2016, offering them the possibility to evaluate the tourism and cultural potential of the Kingdom of Cambodia – country declared FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016.


 

The representatives of World Tourism Institution – European Council on Tourism and Trade started their familiarization trip in the country, in the famous province of Siem Reap, home of famous Angkor temples and palaces.

 



The head of European Council on Tourism and Trade, President Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea and his delegates receiving a replica of Jayavarman the VII-Emperor of Angkor statue from Chairman of Siem Reap Province Mr. Nou Phalla.


 

The visit of European high level delegates to Siem Reap was accompanied by the diligent staff of Minister of Tourism of Cambodia and the Chairman of Siem Reap Province Mr. Nou Phalla.

 

A dense and perfectly carved cultural program presented the main attractions of the regions like: the world-famous architectural treasures of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the incredible magnificent construction of Bayon temple, the rich views of the red temple of Banteay Srei and the cosmic images of a vegetation invaded temple at Ta Prohm.

 



The magnificent Temple of TA PROHM.


 

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea- President of European Council on Tourism and Trade had voiced his enthusiasm for the province cultural and historical potential in no uncertain terms: Angkor is the place where God`s and Kings, together, build not only a powerful kingdom, not only a long-lost way of life, but another understanding of the role and potential of human civilization.

 

The builders of Angkor proved to us, that the humanity knows no boundaries, no limitation in constructing kingdoms with no equal under the sun. 


Siem Reap is the house of every person who appreciates civilization and a must see in a life time, concluded his press statement ECTT President.

 



 

President Dr. Anton Caragea outlines the simple truth: Siem Reap is the house of all who love culture!


 

On 17 June, a special dinner was offered to the delegates by the office of Governor of Siem Reap Province.

 

During the celebratory feast, an ample array of music, cultural tradition and costumes from the region was displayed for the high guests. 


The next leg of the journey in the magic Kingdom of Cambodia was the familiarization trip around Phnom Penh. 


The Cambodia`s capital meet the delegates with a perfect sky line, with the astonishing atmosphere of a bustling Southern Asian city and with incredible aroma, mixing monsoon air with mango and jasmine flowers, a secret aroma that only Phnom Penh has the mastery off.

 


The visit included a tour of the Wat Phnom, a discovery trip to the hustle and bustle of Central Market, a must stop at Phsar Tuol Tom Pong better known as Russian Market and a bird’s eye view of the awe-inspiring city monuments like: Independence Monument, the new governmental quarter of Peace Palace etc.


 


Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. A stand-alone point in the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation visit to Cambodia`s Capital.


 


Phnom Penh also presented to the enchanted visitors, the gem of the city: the Royal Palace, a long lay over where the European delegates took the time to admire the Audience room, the palace grounds, the palace gardens, the ballet and concert hall, the administration rooms, the museum of royal regalia and paid respects to the funerary stupa`s of former Kings of Cambodia.


 

A moment of silence was observed for the stupa of the latest king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanuk, the king who was in the same time: cineaste, prime minister, party leader, king, prince, television and show man and has put his imprint on Cambodia`s XX century story.

 



H.E. Pak Sokhom, Deputy Minister of Tourism warmly welcomes European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation at Phnom Penh Airport.


 

The former capital of XVII to XIX century Cambodia, the city of Udong, has also received the world tourism high delegates, who took time to explore the Buddha Temple, the stupa`s of King Monivong and the ensemble of temples and Buddhist learning institutes on the ground and admired the ample view from Udong mountain.


 

The European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates also attended a host of important meeting with the government staff, with an ample dialogue at Minister of Tourism of Cambodia together with H.E. Minister Dr. Thong Khon.

 


An ample program of exchanges and continuous support was established with specialists from European Council on Tourism and Trade offering expertise for a development master plan, for an eco-system protection area law and to establish a tourism institute and tourism training facilities on the Kingdom in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of tourism and hospitality expertise for the tourism industry of the Kingdom.

 


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, in his capacity of World Ambassador for Natural Protected Areas was also requested to assist the Kingdom in drafting a natural areas and natural parks conservation law at international standards.


 

The meeting, with the able and competent personal of Minister of Tourism was especially a pleasurable one.

 


Dr. Thong Khon, Tourism Minister of Cambodia was specially praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his vision and astute policies and devotion to the country development, under the glowing leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.

 



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade is congratulating Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Kingdom of Cambodia for long-standing efforts in promoting the country tourism potential.

 


The most important political moment, in European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, was the meeting of the delegates headed by H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea with H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo – Dr. HUN SEN.


 

During the leaders conversation, the long history of Cambodia renaissance in XXI century, under the able leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN was warmly evoked.


 


Discussing the future of Cambodia and world tourism: leaders of world tourism at the same table: H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Minister Thong Khon and their teams.

 


President Anton Caragea remarked that we are in the presence of a historical leader, of a person who rebuild it Cambodia from zero to hero status, and was always a symbol of the country resistance.


 

On 22 June 2016, the official ceremonies of handover of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARD insignia to the highest representative of people and government of Cambodia: H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN has taken place on the venue of Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.


 


Cambodia is FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016 announces H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea.


 

Congratulatory speeches were presented by Minister of Tourism of Cambodia-Dr. Thong Khon, ECTT President- Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, and European Tourism Academy-Academician Mircea Constantinescu.


 

The official acceptance allocution was delivered, on behalf of people of Cambodia by H.E. Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.

 



Cambodia is entrusted with WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION title for a year.



 

The first part of ceremonies concluded with the official world recognition of Dr. HUN SEN, for his life work for the people of Cambodia and for international community as a WORLD LEADER OF TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT and the official handover of the ACADEMICIAN status regalia to Samdech HUN SEN by the Academician Mircea Constantinescu.


 


A new world leader in tourism and development: H.E. Academician Dr. HUN SEN- Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-Prime Minister of Cambodia.


 

The second part of the ceremonies dedicated to enfeoffment of Cambodia as FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2016, took place in the presence of the Royal Government of Cambodia, on 22 June 2016 and offered a magical display of the kingdom bounty of cultural and artistic treasures.


 

Tourism presentation movies, highlighting Cambodia`s unrivalled riches were interspersed with modern music and with universal values dances like: ASPARA dances (UNESCO immaterial heritage), Rice harvest dance, magic flowers dance etc, that put at the fore the riches and plentifulness of Cambodia srok Khmer, Khmer nation potential.

 



APSARA dances for FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION and WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION 2016 awards ceremonies.


 

President Dr. Anton Caragea remarked in his speech that: In our decision to crown the diamond of Asia: Cambodia as World Best Tourist Destination, we did not forget for a moment that we are not encouraging people to go in strange and un-familiar place.

 


No, we are just telling them to discover a people, world-renowned for his hospitality, familiarity and openness to strangers: the Khmer people!

 


They will make you feel that you are rediscovering your home, that you are finding long-lost friends and families, that you are visiting you abode-Cambodia.

 



European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates together with Cambodia`s Minister of Tourism team on the stage of WORLD BEST TOURISM AWARDS ceremony.



 

The visit of European Council on Tourism and Trade delegates offered, to the Kingdom of Cambodia, a perfect occasion to display to the world community the cultural values, the historical patrimony, the traditions and costumes of the Khmer people, placing the country among the nation’s most endowed with a perfect touristic and human potential that must be the base for a future development of Cambodia: The KINGDOM OF WONDERS – WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2016.

 



APSARA dances on the rostrum of WORLD TOURISM AWARDS

 

(Phnom Penh-22 June 2016)

 



ROYAL CAMBODIAN BALET enthralled viewers attending WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION AWARDS for 2016.

 



President Dr. Anton Caragea and Minister Thong Khon are offering congratulations to the outstanding performers on WORLD TOURISM AWARDS show.

 



Prime Minister of Cambodia: Academician HUN SEN, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo and President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-European Council on Tourism and Trade.

 



H.E. Pak Sokhom – Deputy Minister of Tourism takes a photo with actors and singers on the stage of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION for 2016: Kingdom of Cambodia.

 



H.E. Tourism Minister Thong Khong on the venue of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION and FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION for 2016.

 



H.E. President Dr. Anton Caragea on the venue of WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION and FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION for 2016.


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