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Planting of the Czech Republic tree in Cambodia

On 9 July 2017, V. Tesař, CdA, a. i. at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh  planted a tree of the Czech Republic within the framework of the "National Arbor Day" ceremony. The ceremony in the province of Kandal was presided by His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.

The ceremony took place in the commune of Toul Prech, Kandal Province under the chairmanship of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and with the participation of members of the Government, the National Assembly, representatives of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the civil society of Cambodia. In his speech, the monarch emphasized the symbolism of planting new trees with the fight against the extensive exploitation of Cambodian forests and the illegal export of wood. The planting of young trees attracted vast public presence and the attention of media.