President receives grand welcome at Cambodian Royal Palace
[August 08 2019]
Cambodia stands firmly together with Sri Lanka in
further cementing bilateral relations in economic, trade, social as well
as the renaissance of Buddhism, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah
Boronmeath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia said.
His Majesty made these comments when President
Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently on a four-day state visit to
Cambodia held a meeting at the palace today (8).
President Sirisena was accorded a grand welcome on his
arrival at the Royal Palace by the King of Cambodia.
King Sihamoni recalled the strong ties between
Cambodia and Sri Lanka and thanked the Sri Lankan leader for accepting
the invitation to visit his nation.
His Majesty commended the progress achieved by Sri
Lanka under the leadership of President Sirisena in economic, trade,
social and religious fields. The King also extended his gratitude for
the assistance given by Sri Lanka to Cambodia in the educational sector
including scholarships to Cambodian monks.
The King and the President extensively discussed ways
and means of furthering the existing relations in education, tourism and
several other sectors for mutual benefit.
The President, thanking the Cambodian King for the
invitation marking a milestone of the long standing relations between
the two countries said this visit is even more important as Sri Lanka
has already taken significant steps for the renaissance of Buddhism.
Later President Sirisena visited the Independence
Monument in Phnom Penh and paid a floral tribute to the statue of
King-Father of Cambodia, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boronmeath