Monday, 21 September 2009

Cambodian King returns home from China

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni returned home on Sunday from Beijing, China.

Cambodian Senate President Chea Sim, Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government officials, and royal family members as well as Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Zhang Jinfeng welcomed King Sihamoni at the Phnom Penh International Airport.

Sihamoni, along with former King Norodom Sihanouk and former Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, left for Beijing on Sept. 3 for his father's medical checkup.

During his stay in China, Sihamoni met with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Sept. 16.

Sihamoni was crowned King in 2004 from his father Norodom Sihanouk who had maintained close relations with China.

Editor: Fang Yang

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