Cambodia looks forward to hosting 12th ASEAN Para Games

Saturday, 01/04/2023 10:30
The participation of ASEAN member countries in the 12th ASEAN Para Games is not only a success for the host country but also the entire ASEAN family, Secretary-General of the National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia Yi Veasna has said.
Logo and mascot of  32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023. (Photo: VNA)

Speaking after the second meeting of the Coordination Committee of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation and Cambodia ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (CAMAPGOC) in Phnom Penh, Yi Veasna emphasised that the event will be a good opportunity for Cambodia to promote its culture, peace, civilisation, and development to the world.

Yi Veasna, who is also CAMAPGOC Deputy Secretary-General, affirmed that Cambodia is ready to host the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games 2023, and warmly welcomes the athletes, members of the ASEAN sports delegations, and international visitors.

Meanwhile, at the first Chef de Mission meeting for the 32nd SEA Games chaired by Samdech Tea Banh, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Chairman of the National Organising Committee of the 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games (CAMSOC-CAMAPGOC), a representative from the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee, Sukanti Rahardjo Bintoro, said that Indonesia greatly looks forward to Cambodia's hosting of the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3-9.

According to him, hosting the event is not a simple task, requiring commitment, high attention to detail, and close cooperation between all stakeholders.

As there are only 35 days left until the 32nd SEA Games and 64 days ahead of the 12th ASEAN Para Games, the host country Cambodia has finalised the list of 37 sports to compete in the two events respectively. So far, more than 500 athletes with disabilities have registered to compete at the games./.

CPV (Source: VNA)