A high-ranking delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), and the Vietnamese State, National Assembly and Government, led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, arrived in Phnom Penh on Oct. 19 to pay tribute to Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

PM Dung and his entourage laid a wreath to mourn the King Father at the Cambodian Royal Palace.

After the ceremonial, PM Dung met and extended condolences to Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and King Norodom Sihamoni.

He also conveyed the deepest sympathy from CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, formers Vietnamese leaders as well as the whole Vietnamese people to the Queen Mother, the King, the Royal family, leaders of the Senate, National Assembly, Royal Government and the Cambodian people.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese people will never forget King Father Sihanouk’s valuable support and contributions to the struggle for national independence and reunification of Vietnam.

The CPV and the Vietnamese State and people will do their utmost together with King Norodom Sihamoni and Cambodian leaders and people to further strengthen the solidarity and uphold the traditional friendship between the two countries which have been nourished by King Father Sihanouk and generations of leaders of both nations.

Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and King Norodom Sihamoni expressed their thanks to Vietnamese leaders and people for their sympathy over the great loss of the Cambodian Royal family and people.

They also pledged to make further contribution to fostering the fine relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia.

The same day, PM Dung met with his Cambodian counterpart, Samdec Hun Sen.
The two sides affirmed to continue to push up the solidarity and relations between the two countries, as well as the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia ties.

They also exchanged views on some issues regarding regional cooperation of mutual concern.

Later on the same day, PM Dung and his entourage left Phnom Penh for Vietnam.