Cambodian Senior Official to be Awarded with Japan’s 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations

AKP Phnom Penh, November 03, 2020 —

Cambodian senior official – H.E. Dr. Sorn Samnang, former President and Professor of the Royal Academy of Cambodia – will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Government of Japan.

He is among other recipients of the 2020 Spring Conferment of Decorations announced on Nov. 3 by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, said the Embassy of Japan in a press release issued this morning.

H.E. Dr. Sorn Samnang was recognised by his contribution to the promotion of academic exchanges and mutual understanding between Cambodia and Japan, underlined the same source.

In relation to the Embassy of Japan, it added, H.E. Dr. Sorn Samnang contributed to the education of the Embassy’s diplomats who are Khmer language experts through providing them with a homestay programme and other occasions to deepen their understanding of Cambodian society and culture.

According to the press release, the 2020 Autumn Conferment of Decorations are bestowed upon individuals of merit in recognition of their national or public services, and in honour of their distinguished accomplishments in various areas in society.

An awarding ceremony will be organised in due course, said the embassy.

By Phal Sophanith