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President of Timor-Leste Begins State Visit in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, October 19, 2022 --

H.E. Dr. JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, this morning started his state visit in Cambodia, at the invitation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia.

The president was warmly welcomed upon his arrival at Phnom Penh Intenrational Airport by Samdech Chaufea Veang Kong Sam Ol, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Royal Palace, and H.E. Chea Vandeth, Minister of Post and Telecommunication as Minister-in-Attendance.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to Cambodia, during his stay in Cambodia from Oct. 19-21, H.E. Dr. JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA will be granted a Royal Audience by His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia, at the Royal Palace.

H.E. Dr. JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA will receive separate courtesy calls by Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei SAY CHHUM, President of the Senate, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei HENG SAMRIN, President of the National Assembly, and Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister and H.E. the President of Timor-Leste will preside over the signing ceremony of two bilateral documents, namely: Air Services Agreement, and the Memorandum of Understanding on Rice Trade between the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

H.E. Dr. JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA will also lay wreath at the Independence Monument and the Royal Memorial Statue of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah NORODOM SIHANOUK «PREAH BOROM RATANAK KAUDH», the late King-Father of Cambodia.

Availing his stay in Phnom Penh, H.E. Dr. JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA will receive a courtesy call by H.E. Dr. HUN MANET, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, deliver public lectures at some outstanding universities in Phnom Penh, and grant interviews with local media outlets as well as deliver remarks at the first Cambodia-Timor-Leste Forum on Tourism and Trade for Sustainable Peace and Development.

The state visit of H.E. Dr. JOSÉ MANUEL RAMOS-HORTA will further strengthen and deepen the relations and cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks for mutual benefits of the two countries, underlined the press release.

By C. Nika

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