Remark by Mr. Kim Byung-gwan, Reprentative of KOICA Cambodia Office, 2nd Seminar of CAMKAA

Remark

By

Mr. Kim Byung-gwan

Representative

KOICA Cambodia Office

at

2nd Seminar of CAMKAA

onExchange Experiences of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association”

At Imperial Hotel, Phnom Penh

On September 11, 2009

Mr. Seng Setha, Vice President of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA), and Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Administration, Ministry of Public Works and Transport,

H.E. Chan Sotheavy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice,

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am delighted to be here this morning to give my remark at this CAMKAA 2nd Seminar. On this auspicious occasion, on behalf of KOICA, I would like to thank the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA), especially Mr. Seng Setha and CAMKAA board members for their continued efforts in managing CAMKAA and supports in organizing this seminar.

I believe that the most important way for developing a country’s socio-economy is to focus on human resources development. KOICA’s Development Cooperation Programs have made a significant contribution in this regard, with a total of 1,306 Cambodian participants invited to Korea from 1994 to 2008 for various training and study courses.

All of KOICA fellows present today are witnesses to the value of these cooperation programs and human resources development, having visited Korea and shared with Korea’s economic, industrial, technological and management experience and expertise, as well as having had the opportunity to glimpse the history and culture of the country and its people. You have all become dear friends of Korea by playing an invisible, but important role in linking our two countries closer together.

CAMKAA was established to further institutionalize the cooperation between our two countries. CAMKAA would further assure that the valuable lessons gained from the “KOICA training experience” could be sustained by the participants or trainees and applied to the advantage of their respective organizations.

The Seminar today marks the union of “Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA)”. The main focus of this union is to renew our acquaintances, to share our valued experiences and knowledge in Korea among KOICA fellows and Cambodia officials and to promote mutual and friendly relationship and partnership between Korea and the Cambodia and to establish a multilateral network of specialists from many disciplines, professional fields, institutions and agencies who have been beneficiaries of KOICA-sponsored scholarship and training programs.

I believe that this is a clear indication of the warm support and interest of the members toward the Association and its activities. I hope every member of CAMKAA will continue to contribute to the development of the Cambodian economy, and also strengthen ties between our two countries. The KOICA Cambodia Office will continue its support of CAMKAA.

Lastly, it’s our sincere hope that KOICA will give an extensive opportunity and pleasant experience for all the Cambodia people, especially for the Cambodian Officials to gain more knowledge and share Korea’s perspective on the development issues and how to reduce the poverty in the country based on its own past experience. Once again, I would like to thank Mr. Seng Setha and CAMKAA and I hope that this Seminar is fruitful and helpful for every participant.

Thank you!!!

Welcome Remark of Mr. Seng Setha, Vice President of CAMKAA at the 2nd Seminar of CAMKAA

Welcome Remark
Mr. Seng Setha,
Vice President
Cambodia Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA),
and Deputy Director General,
General Directorate of Administration,
Ministry of Public Works and Transport,
September 11, 2009

H.E. Chan Sotheavy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice,

Mr. Kim Byung-gwan, Representative of KOICA to Cambodia,

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies, Gentlemen, National and International Guests,

It is an honor for me to be here today with Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen for this second Seminar on “Exchange Experiences of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association” which have been invited from ministries, departments of Cambodia.

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies, Gentlemen, National and International Guests,

Let me introduce the brief background of this association and the reason why we prepare seminar today.

I would like to take this auspicious opportunity to declare that this year is the 8th year and the 2nd Seminar of our association in Exchanging Experiences of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association. Moreover, we will celebrate the 2nd general congress to elect the official board members of this association on December, 2010.

In the name of the vice president of the first mandate, I would like to thank and deeply appreciate to the temporary board members who spent their time and their effort to get achievement until now. I also would like to thank to all members who have been supported our association.

Regarding the seminar, the association has put in the annual activity plans to prepare the seminar two times per year, it depend on situation and fund. Today is the 2nd time that we organize seminar. The main goal of this seminar is to share experiences among members from one filed to another field and from one ministry to another ministry.

Also, today, we will have presentation of five topics such as KOICA, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Ministry of Rural Development.

I would like to express my deep appreciation and deep thanks to the people of Republic of Korea, especially to Mr. Kim Byung-gwan, KOICA Representative and Mr. Son Sung-Il, KOICA Deputy Representative who support fund for organizing this seminar. I also would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank to the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) that provide much grant aid to develop the Kingdom of Cambodia such as infrastructure, economy, society, health and policy including supporting this association.

I would like to thank to H.E. Chan Sotheavy who takes her valuable time to participate this seminar to be much more valuable and honorable.

I would like to thank to all board members of association who have actively participated and really worked hard for the association to achieve fruitful results of today seminar. I also would like to thank to Mr. Hort Sroeu who really worked hard for the association and today seminar.

I would like to thank to all presenters.

I would like to thank to all participants for today seminar.

I would like to announce to open the 2nd Seminar on “Exchange Experiences of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association” after the remark of Mr. Kim Byung-gwan, Representative of KOICA to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Thanks!