November 08, 2009
(Posted by CAAI News Media)
Cambodia will celebrate its 56thanniversary of Independence Day next week in Phnom Penh, a government official said Saturday.
Chea Kean, deputy secretary general of National Committee for Festivals said King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over the celebration of the event which will be held on Monday at Independence Monument.
Other leaders and participants to the event will include Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as well as diplomatic corps, students, police and military.
Chea Kean, however, said this year, there will be no military parade even though the Nov. 9 is also the 56th anniversary of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.
He said Cambodia had already conducted a huge military parade last year at the 55th anniversary.
After Cambodia was under the French protectorate for 90 years, Cambodia claimed complete independence from France in 1953.