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New Delhi, May 29 : Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni arrived in New Delhi Monday on his maiden State visit to India. He was received by Minister of State for External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet said the visit by the King is an opportunity to further deepen the civilisational relations between the two nations.
“H.M. King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia arrives in New Delhi on his maiden State visit to India.
Warmly welcomed by MoS @RanjanRajkuma11.
“An opportunity to further deepen the civilisational relations between India and Cambodia.”
The visit by the King of Cambodia to India comes after nearly six decades. The last visit was by King Norodom Sihanouk in 1963, the present King’s father.
The King is visiting India on the invitation of President Droupadi Murmu.
On Tuesday morning he will begin his engagements in India, with a ceremonial reception accorded to him at Rashtrapati Bhavan, after which he will proceed to Rajghat to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will call on the King at Hotel Oberoi, followed by a call by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
In the evening there will be a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan, followed by a meeting with President Murmu, who will also host a State Banquet in his honour.
The Cambodian King leaves for home on Wednesday morning.
India and Cambodia enjoy warm and friendly relations marked by civilisational, cultural and economic linkages and deep-rooted people-to-people ties. The multifaceted relationship is based on shared cultural values, commitment to foster economic growth, collaboration in the fields of defence & security and convergence on regional and global issues, a statement said.