King Norodom Sihamoni has congratulated the People’s Republic of China on its National Day, noting that Cambodia’s relationship with China has grown stronger in recent years.
“On the National Day and 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Her Majesty the Queen Mother, the Royal Family, the Royal Government and the people of Cambodia join me to extend our warmest congratulations to Your Excellency and, through you, to the Communist Party, the State Council, the People’s Liberation Army and the people of China,” King Sihamoni said in a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping prior to National Day on Monday.
During National Day celebrations in Beijing on Sunday, King Sihamoni was seated next to President Xi and became the only foreign guest to be received by the Chinese State Council to mark the formation of the People’s Republic of China.
King Sihamoni said China has made significant economic and social achievements, which are praised by the international community.
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