Cambodia to join AIT Council


Cambodia deposited the Instrument of Acceptance to the AIT
Charter with the Royal Thai Government on 3 September 2012, the
institute was informed in a diplomatic note from the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Thailand. In accordance with Article 14(3) of the
Charter, the Charter will come into force for Cambodia on October
3.

Cambodia will become the ninth member of the AIT Council and second
member from the Southeast Asian region. AIT Council membership
currently includes Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.

“AIT is delighted that the Government of Cambodia has joined our
governing body,” AIT President Prof. Said Irandoust said. “It is
significant that the AIT Council will soon have two countries from the
region in which AIT is based.”

Cambodia’s decision underscores the country’s long-standing engagement
with the international higher learning institute located north of
Bangkok, Thailand. Of AIT’s more than 19,000 graduate-level alumni, 387
are from Cambodia.