Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni to visit India from May 29 to 31: Ministry of External Affairs

New Delhi: Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni will be on his first state visit to India from 29 to 31 May. During his visit, the events to mark the completion of 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia will conclude. The Ministry of External Affairs gave this information on Friday. Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, said in a press conference that the King of Cambodia will be accompanied by a 27-member high-level delegation, which includes ministers of the royal palace, foreign ministers and other senior officials.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that the programs being organized on the occasion of completion of 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia will conclude during the state visit of the King. Diplomatic relations were established between the two countries in 1952. The statement said that Sihamoni’s upcoming visit will further strengthen and deepen the civilizational ties between India and Cambodia.

The present King of Cambodia is visiting India after almost six decades. The last time his father visited India was in 1963. Cambodian King will also have bilateral meetings with President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will meet the King of Cambodia. He will visit the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and pay floral tributes to the Father of the Nation.

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