UN envoy meets Thai and Cambodian leaders over Preah Vihear heritage site

03 Mar 2011 7:42 AM | Anonymous

UN envoy meets Thai and Cambodian leaders over Preah Vihear heritage site

UN News Service

2 March 2011 – A special envoy of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage has concluded meetings with the leaders of Thailand and Cambodia to discuss the safeguarding of Preah Vihear, a Hindu temple inscribed on the World Heritage List that was damaged during border clashes between the two countries last month.

Koïchiro Matsuura, special envoy for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), travelled to Bangkok, the Thai capital, and Phnom Penh, the seat of Cambodia’s Government, from Sunday to Tuesday, at the request of Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General.

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