Closing Ceremony of the English Language Training-Intermediate Level for Cambodian Senate Personnel


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Philippine Ambassador H.E. Maria Amelita C. Aquino is joined by Deputy Director General of the Cambodian Senate H.E. Lok Chhay, and Filipino teacher Mr. Teodoro Ariel Publico in handing over the Certificate of Completion to one of the Senate personnel


Phnom Penh – Eighteen (18) Cambodian Senate personnel successfully completed the English Language Training (ELT) - Intermediate Level program sponsored by the Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Cambodian Senate. The three-month long program held its closing ceremonies on 5 May 2022 at the Senate building in Phnom Penh.

In her remarks, Philippine Ambassador H.E. Maria Amelita C. Aquino emphasized the  importance of learning the English language in the globalized world. As Cambodia currently chairs the ASEAN and hosts several international meetings including inter-parliamentary conferences, the training will benefit Senate personnel who will be interacting with various nationalities.   She noted that the cooperation between the Embassy and the Cambodian Senate contributes to strengthening the two countries’ people-to-people ties.

The Philippine Embassy has been sponsoring English language trainings to Cambodian Senate personnel since 2015.  Program Instructor Mr. Teodoro Ariel Publico, a Filipino national and teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) at Paññasastra University of Cambodia, stated that the program has been instrumental in the continuing professional development of Cambodian Senate personnel.

H.E. Lok Chhay, Deputy Director General of the Cambodian Senate,  expressed his appreciation to the Philippine Embassy for improving the English speaking skills of Senate personnel through this program. He further expressed hope that cooperation with the Embassy would continue, especially in offering similar capacity-building/training programs for Senate personnel. END

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