Prime Minister Hun Sen is due to depart Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon for Hanoi to attend the funeral of former Vietnamese leader Le Duc Anh who led the campaign to overthrow the Khmer Rouge regime.
Mr Le, who served as Vietnamese president from 1992 to 1997, passed away on April 22 in Hanoi after battling an illness. He was 99.
He was remembered for playing a commanding role in liberating Cambodia that drove Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge out of Phnom Penh in 1978 and earning him the nickname “Tiger of Cambodia”.
Mr Hun Sen last week sent a letter of condolence to the General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.
In the letter, Mr Hun Sen expressed his deep sorrow at hearing the news about the death of the Vietnamese general, who he described as “a leader with great contributions” to Vietnam’s national construction and development.