Overseas Vietnamese pay tribute to ex-Cambodian King

Web.HCYU.04/02/2013 - A 130-member delegation of the Vietnamese community in Cambodia joined other mourners at a procession on February 1 to move the body of the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk from the Royal Palace to a crematorium in a city park. Source: CPV/VNA.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Anh Dung was present at the procession.

Among the mourners were Sihanouk's wife Queen Mother Norodom Monineath and his son King Norodom Sihamoni, President of the Senate Chea Sim, President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin and Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The cremation for the ex-Cambodian King will be held on February 4, which will be attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, among other foreign leaders, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Born on October 31, 1922, Sihanouk came to the throne for the first time in 1941, and the second time in 1993. In 2004, he abdicated in favor of his son, the current King Norodom Sihamoni.

He died of a heart attack in Beijing in October 2012, aged 89.

CPV/VNA

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