A Khmer-Hindi language course program suggested during the meeting between the Minister of Culture and his Indian counterpart
India’s cultural honcho has offered a language exchange course opportunity, with their Hindi speakers taking a Khmer course to enhance cultural cooperation with Cambodia, according to the Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh via a previous press release.
The proposal was made during a meeting between Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, chairman of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), and Culture Minister Phoeurng Sackona on August 29.
Sahasrabuddhe had visited Cambodia for the very first time from August 27 to 30.
During the meeting with the Minister of Culture, Sahasrabuddhe proposed that Hindi language should be taught in some universities in Cambodia while Khmer language should be taught in some Indian universities.
Sahasrabuddhe also urged to further promote relations between the younger generation of politicians of the two countries. He said he hoped the projects would help strengthen cultural relations between their two nations.
Minister Sackona thanked the Government of India for its support to Cambodia in various sectors, especially the conservation and restoration of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and the Temple of Preah Vihear and she requested the Government of India to continue this support.
The culture ministry said on August 29 that India would continue to strongly support Cambodia in temple conservation projects, as well as expanding Sanskrit and Khmer language study, youth exchanges leaders for political orientation and training, and support for the Traditional Asian Textile Museum in Siem Reap province.