Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has resumed his annual gathering with athletes, after three years of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The gathering along with a solidarity dinner, the 5th of its kind, took place at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh this evening, ahead of the SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games 2023 to be hosted by Cambodia in May and June this year, respectively.
On the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen recalled His Majesty the late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk’s commitment and support for the sports sector, stressing that the National Olympic Stadium is one of his masterpieces in the 1960s.
The Premier also expressed his profound thanked to China for its grant aid to build the Morodok Techo Stadium, a new sport complex in Sangkat Prek Tasek, Khan Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh.
Samdech Techo Prime Minister took the opportunity to call on all stakeholders to strengthen their solidarity and unity to successfully host the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games 2023.
The 32nd SEA Games is going to be held from May 5 to 17, and the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3 to 9, 2023.
In total, 36 sports and a demonstration sport (teqball) have been listed for the 32nd SEA Games and 13 for the 12th ASEAN Para Games.