It is a great pleasure for
Japan to jointly sponsor the “The Faces of
Angkor” exhibition with the United Nations, UNESCO, the
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the C.M.A.
This exhibition is being held in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations as well as the 50th Anniversary of Japan’s membership in the United Nations.
Japan’s entry into the United Nations signified its full restoration to the international community. We are proud that Japan has become one of the most active nations in the United Nations’ efforts to ensure peace and stability in the world.
One example of Japan’s efforts to advance international peace is
through economic development assistance to other nations. This includes the restoration and maintenance of cultural heritage sites in countries such as the Kingdom of Cambodia. The restoration of the Angkor monuments is emblematic of Japan’s active engagement with other nations as well as international organizationssuch as UNESCO in achieving international goals.
I hope many visitors will come to see the beauty of “The Faces of
Angkor” and appreciate the international harmony and friendship embodied therein.
Ambassador Kenzo Oshima
Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations