T WO prominent Cambodian women, Tioulong Saumura, Deputy Governor of the National
Bank, and Siv Samnang, Special Assistant to the Ministry of Tourism, have taken
part in an international conference on women and development in Singapore.
Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating sent a message of support to the
women taking part in the Australian/Asean Women Leaders' Conference held earlier
He said: "I am particularly pleased that there is an
opportunity for prominent women from the three Indochina countries - Cambodia,
Laos and Vietnam - to join their counterparts on this occasion."
addressed the 90 business women from Australia and 130 Asian participants on
Cambodia's tourism potential.
She said afterwards: "There is tremendous
interest in Cambodia in this region. People from all over want to come and see
for themselves. They're interested not only in tourism but in our overall
development as well."
People are interested in investing here.
commenting on the impassioned speech she gave about Cambodia's natural beauty
and potential for tourism, she said: "It may sound like promotional blurb but
it's all true.
"Cambodia is such a rich country in so many ways. We have
to concentrate not on what we have been, or even on what we are - but on what we
can be - and will be!"