In his message, the PM acknowledged the great contributions made by the Khmer people and religious dignitaries to the country’s development achievements, especially in the face of the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks last year.
He said he believes the community will continue to uphold traditions, solidarity, and patriotism, and surmount obstacles and challenges to gain greater accomplishments in socio-economic development while ensuring national defense and security.
Mr. Chinh wished the Khmer community a happy, safe, and joyous Chol Chnam Thmay festival.
Chol Chnam Thmay is one of the most important festivals for Khmer people. It usually lasts three days and is celebrated mostly in pagodas. The festival is a demonstration of Khmer people’s aspirations, like many other ethnic groups, to move on to a promising new year.