The administration of Phnom Penh and the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), headquartered in Paris, an international organization of mayors of cities in French-speaking countries, have signed an agreement on disaster preparedness, management strategies sewage and other development plans.
It was signed on Monday by Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng and AIMF Permanent Secretary Pierre Baillet, who is leading an AIMF delegation visiting French-speaking cities in the South Asian region. -East.
Pierre indicated that in Cambodia, the AIMP would examine the cooperation projects between the AIMF and the Administration of the capital of Phnom Penh, in particular the signing of the cooperation agreement which provided for the organization of the network of French-speaking cities. Southeast Asia within the framework of the strategic cooperation of the AIMF with the European Union.
The itinerary of the delegation includes the inspection of the projects under implementation with the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the toilet waste treatment plants in Phnom Penh and in the city of Siem Reap.
They will also hold meetings with, among others, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU, assistance countries, the provincial administration of Siem Reap and the French Embassy in Cambodia.
Sreng said that in 2019, Phnom Penh hosted the 40th AIMF meeting in Phnom Penh and added that it was an honor for Phnom Penh to have the experience of developing a member city of the AIMF. AIMF and to be highly commended because Phnom Penh was a city born “from a ghost town and from scratch”.
The AIMF has been supporting projects in Cambodia and organizing major events for several years.
Phnom Penh joined the AIMF in 1990 and became a member of the association’s bureau in 2003. Of the 307 members, only 27 were elected to the association’s permanent bureau. Phnom Penh is the only member from Asia in the permanent office.
- Keywords: AIMF, Administration of Phnom Penh