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Indian house speaker Birla in Cambodia on four-day visit

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Indian house speaker Om Birla arrives in Cambodia on the evening of April 21 for a four-day official visit. SUPPLIED

Indian house speaker Birla in Cambodia on four-day visit

A high-level delegation from India led by Om Birla – the speaker of Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the country’s bicameral parliament – arrived in Cambodia on the evening of April 21 for a four-day official visit at the invitation of National Assembly (NA) President Heng Samrin.

According to the Council of Ministers, Birla will pay a courtesy call to King Norodom Sihamoni, NA president Heng Samrin and Senate president Say Chhum. He will wrap up the visit with a tour around some of the Kingdom's iconic temples in Siem Reap province.

The Indian embassy in Phnom Penh said the high-level parliamentary delegation aimed to further strengthen relations between Parliamentarians from both countries as India and Cambodia mark 70 years of diplomatic relations this year.

On the morning of April 22, the delegation visited the Independence Monument and the memorial of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk where Birla paid floral tributes.

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