US returns two looted statues to Cambodia
by KhmerLife on Apr 05, 2020
The United States had returned to Cambodia two ancient statues after they were looted from the kingdom decades ago during the civil war, according to a joint press statement on Saturday (April 4).
The statues arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday and representatives of the two countries attended a Buddhist blessing ceremony held on Friday at the National Museum.
Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona said every return of Cambodian artifacts from abroad is a testament to the fact that a full cooperative and peaceful partnership exists.
“Despite the global health emergency and fight against the COVID-19, the Khmer statues have been returned to our homeland and is a great boon to the nation,” she said.
Follow the story at: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/04/04/us-returns-two-looted-statues-to-cambodia