SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games Flame Returns to Cambodia

The SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games Torch this morning returned to Cambodia via Trapaing Kreal-Nong Nok Khiene International Border Crossing in Stung Treng province of Cambodia and Champasak province of Laos, after ending its regional relay.

Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol, Vice President of the Cambodian SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games Organising Committees (CAMSOC-CAMAPGOC), welcomed the return of the sports flame at the border.

The torch left Siem Reap province of Cambodia on Mar. 22, 2023 for its regional relay, headed by H.E. Hor Sarun, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism and Special Envoy of CAMSOC-CAMAPGOC, in the ASEAN member countries, except Brunei which was busy with observing Ramadan, and Timor-Leste.

According to the schedule, the SEA Games-ASEAN Para Games Flame will be paraded from Stung Treng province to Phnom Penh capital on April 28 by crossing the provinces of Kratie, Thbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, and Kandal.

In the evening of the same day, all pagodas in the capital are requested to ring bells and gongs to welcome the arrival of the torch parade in Phnom Penh.

The next day, on April 29, the sports flame will kick start its tour to the provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap River, before returning to Phnom Penh for the official opening ceremony on May 5 at the Morodok Techo National Stadium.

The opening ceremony will be presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse