President commenced state visit to Cambodia

President commenced state visit to Cambodia

On an invitation extended by the Government of Cambodia, President Maithripala Sirisena began his four-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation today (7) with the aim of further strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

Upon the arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport, President Sirisena was warmly welcomed by Samdech Chaufea Veang Kong Sam Ol, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace and Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information and Minister-in-attendance.

During his stay President Sirisena will have a royal audience with Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia.

He will also attend a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The two countries which are deeply connected through Buddhism will pay special attention to expand mutual cooperation in economic, trade, tourism sectors. The Sri Lankan President and the Cambodian Prime Minister will also witness the signing of several bilateral cooperation agreements.

In the evening, President Sirisena will attend the inauguration of the Business Forum organized by the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.

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