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Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh meets Royal University of Phnom Penh, explore possibility of Indonesia

Updated: Feb 2

​The Indonesian Ambassador to Cambodia, Santo Darmosumarto, met with the Vice Rector of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Dr. Oum Ravy at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).

In his remarks, the Indonesian Ambassador conveyed that the purpose of the visit was to explore the potential for cooperation in the field of teaching Indonesian, in addition to strengthening other cooperative relations that have been established between RUPP and parties in Indonesia, considering that RUPP is the largest university in Cambodia.

In his remarks, Dr. Oum Ravy briefly explained the profile of the RUPP. Currently, RUPP has six majors in the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), namely English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai, with a total of five thousand students. This number shows the opportunity to teach Indonesian to students in Cambodia is quite large. Dr. Ravy also considered that the interest of the Cambodian people with Indonesia was very high, especially in the cultural aspect.

Vice Rector Dr. Ravy emphasized that from experience so far, foreign language teaching programs can be initiated by opening short course classes with teachers brought directly from Indonesia. In the future, the teaching program can become a more permanent Indonesian major.

Teaching Indonesian in Cambodia has relatively large opportunities due to the rapid development of economic cooperation between the two countries. With the rapid progress of Cambodia’s economic growth, it encourages business people and investors and entrepreneurs to be able to understand Indonesian in daily communication.

As a follow-up, the Indonesian Ambassador reiterated that he would communicate the results of this meeting to relevant institutions in Indonesia to obtain positive responses and concrete support.

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