New Delhi: Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni arrived in India on Monday for the first time as part of his three-day visit. He was welcomed by the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, at the airport.
The Cambodian King’s visit to India marks the cumulative celebration of the 70th anniversary of both nations’ diplomatic ties and relationship. This visit by the King of Cambodia is expected to be an opportunity for the nations to strengthen their civilizational relations with each other.
Earlier today, President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the Cambodian King a ceremonial greeting in front of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is expected that the King will hold bilateral meetings with both the President and the Prime Minister.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar also met with the Cambodian King today. Both leaders held a discussion over multiple bilateral relations, such as defence cooperation, capacity building, and the conservation of architectural monuments.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on the King of Cambodia, reaffirming the civilizational bond between the nations.
Minister’s tweet read,” Honoured to call on King HM Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia. His visit, as our two countries celebrate the 70th anniversary of our diplomatic relations, reaffirms the strong civilizational bond between us. Today that is expressed in cooperation in heritage conservation, demining, water conservation and socio-economic projects.”