The King of Cambodia His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni sent a congratulatory message to the President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel. On the eve of the 61st anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the Cambodian Head of State wished the people of the Greater Antilles well-being and prosperity. In 2020 Havana and Phnom Penh will commemorate 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for which both prepare a program of activities.
The President of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, Nin Saphon, received the Ambassador of Cuba in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Liurka Rodríguez Barrios, at the headquarters of the highest legislative body. At the meeting, the parliamentarian referred to the historical relations between Cambodia and Cuba, as well as the valuable contributions of the Caribbean Island to the development and training of human resources in the country of Southeast Asia. He said that it was a compromise for his nation to accompany Cuba in its noble battle for the end of the blockade.
Liurka Rodriguez, the new Cuban ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, presented her formal credentials to HM Norodom Sihamoni. At the ceremony, the Cambodian monarch extended a greeting to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and remembered the actions of his father, Norodom Sihanouk, and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to create the basis of the historic friendship between the two nations.
The Ambassador appointed by Cuba in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mrs. Liurka Rodríguez Barrios, presented her Copies of her Credentials to the protocol director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh, His Excellency, Mr. Yos Sokhemrak. In the meeting, the Cuban diplomat told about their wiliness: To make great contributions to the development of ties between Cuba and Cambodia. Sokhermrak said it was an honor to receive the Cuban representative at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and he predicted her success in the Asian country.
Cambodians of several generations gathered to commemorate together the 500th anniversary of the foundation of Havana, a city that has welcomed students from different latitudes for decades, an expression of the solidarity vocation of the Cuban Revolution, despite the US blockade. Although many of the attendees studied in provinces such as Pinar del Río, Villa Clara or Santiago de Cuba, they retain beautiful memories of their passage through the capital of all Cubans.