PHNOM PENH, March 1 (Xinhua) -- An Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development was held in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province on Wednesday with delegates from 36 countries and regions.
The conference was opened by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and attended by 530 national and international professionals including 12 ministers and high-level policy makers, said a United Nations Children's Fund press release.
Hun Sen said learning opportunities have been available for all kindergarten children, and kindergartens have contributed to building children's characters, attitudes and prior knowledge for preparing them for primary school.
"Cambodia loves children and perceives them as future leaders and human capital," he said.
According to the press release, the conference provided an opportunity for countries and regions to share and learn from strategies aimed at achieving sustainable development.