King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk today departed Phnom Penh for Beijing for a routine medical check-up.
At Phnom Penh International Airport this morning, King Sihamoni and Queen Mother were seen off by Prime Minister Hun Sen, along with Senate president Say Chhum, Interior Minister Sar Kheng, Defence Minister General Tea Banh and other senior government officials.
Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian and his embassy officials also saw off the King and Queen Mother at the airport.
“The King and Queen Mother are traveling to Beijing for a routine medical check,” said Kuy Sophal, a secretary of state at the ministry of royal palace.
Mr Sophal said that he was unsure of how long the King and Queen Mother are going to stay in Beijing.