President Thongloun concludes state visit to Cambodia

President Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking delegation to Cambodia for a state visit to the kingdom in response to the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni between May 4 and 5.

The President arrived in Phnom Penh on May 4 and met with King Norodom Sihamoni shortly after a welcome ceremony held in his honour at Royal Palace.

The visit is the first of its kind since President Thongloun took office in March 2021. Both sides noted that the visit by President Thongloun constituted a significant contribution to strengthening the relations between Laos and Cambodia.

The state leaders highly valued the sound and traditional fraternal relations between the two states and peoples of Laos and Cambodia.

They reaffirmed the importance of upgrading the relations between the two countries to a comprehensive and long-lasting strategic partnership in 2019.

The visit laid a firm foundation for strengthening the comprehensive relations between the two states and peoples.

President Thongloun also invited King Norodom Sihamoni to visit the Lao PDR at his convenience so as to contribute to strengthening the relations between two countries in a new era.

On this occasion, President Thongloun also led his delegation to lay a wreath at the Monument of Independence and Norodom Sihanouk Memorial.

On the same day, the president met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of the Senate of Cambodia Say Chhum. The president and the hosts informed each other about achievements in socio-economic development in their respective countries, and appreciated the successful cooperation, especially after the two countries upgraded their relations to a comprehensive and long-lasting strategic partnership.

They also exchanged points of view on regional and international issues of common interest.

On May 5 President Thongloun visited Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh to encourage Lao athletes who are participating in the 32nd SEA Games and attended the opening ceremony of the 32nd SEA Games.

Scheduled for May 5-17, the biggest sport event of the Southeast Asia region is participated by more than 6,000 athletes, including 576 from Laos. Laos targets five gold medals.

Source: Lao News Agency