The International Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor, held its 24th edition between June 4-5 in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia.
The Committee meets twice a year to follow the operations that are being carried out in the place and to coordinate the aid that is being provided by different countries and organizations to preserve the place.
The session opened with the Cambodian Prime Minister, Sok An, and the UNESCO representative in Cambodia, Anne Lamaistre, while the second session was dedicated to presentations by various specialists on restoration, archaeological research, tourism and sustainable development.
The Committee was founded after the Angkor Archaeological Park was listed as a World Heritage Site on December 14, 1992. The archaeological site, the most popular in Cambodia, is located in the province of Siem Reap, 315 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital.
According to official figures, the place attracted 842,719 foreign tourists in the first four months of the year, generating a profit of 24.1 million dollars from the sale of tickets.