Saturday, October 2, 2010

Senate President Receives Honorary Doctorate from American University

The California-based Open Seminary University has awarded honorary doctorate to Cambodian Senate President Samdech Akka Moha Thamma Pothisal Chea Sim.

The award ceremony was held here on Sept. 13 at the Senate in the presence of Rector of the Open Seminary University Mr. Alfonso Cleto.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Alfonso Cleto said that the conferment is in recognition of the achievements made by Samdech Chea Sim in leading Cambodia towards peace as well as the country’s legislative body.

In reply, Samdech Chea Sim thanked the assessment committee of this American university for deciding to award him the honorary doctorate, which will further encourage him to continue to lead the legislative body towards more progress.

The Open Seminary University has always selected high dignitaries over the world to award honorary doctorates in recognition of their efforts in developing their countries, according to Mrs. Pheng Kunthea Borey, head of protocol of Samdech Chea Sim.

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