Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 10 - At the invitation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, paid a state visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from 07 to 10 August 2019, according to an official joint statement released on Saturday.

During this visit, President Maithripala Sirisena had a royal audience with His Majesty the King; attended a state banquet hosted in his honour by His Majesty the King at the Royal Palace, where he also met with Cambodian President of Senate Say Chhum, and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin.

The President of Sri Lanka also had a bilateral discussion with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, during which both Leaders reaffirmed commitment to further deepen bilateral relations which are firmly supported by the cultural and religious affinity of the two nations.

President Maithripala Sirisena’s first visit to Cambodia will significantly strengthen the bonds of friendship and expand cooperation in economic, trade, tourism, and cultural fields between Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Read full joint statement below: