King Norodom Sihamoni sent a letter to US President Donald Trump on Thursday in recognition of that country’s Independence Day on July 4.
In the letter, the King said: “On the occasion of the US’ Independence Day, I wish to extend to Your Excellency my sincere congratulations and the warmest wishes to the welfare and prosperity of the people of the United States of America, as well as for your personal well-being.”
In his message, the King expressed his appreciation of the long-established bond of friendship and cooperation that exists between the Kingdom and the US.
US embassy spokesperson Emily Zeeberg could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
An event to commemorate US independence was held at Raffles Hotel LeRoyal, where former ambassador Donald R Heath first established diplomatic ties between the US and the Kingdom 70 years ago, the US embassy’s Facebook page said.
“Just as we were in 1950, the US remains committed to a secure, prosperous, and healthy Cambodia.
“Happy Independence Day! Today [July 4] Americans everywhere celebrate our country’s birthday – the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
“A fun, high-energy event at ambassador W Patrick Murphy’s home showcased the strong people-to-people ties that are the bedrock of the US-Cambodia relationship,” it said.
The post said on July 3, US embassy officials celebrated Independence Day with partners and friends at the Phare Circus in Siem Reap.
In the post, Murphy said: “What a thrill to hold our event at Phare Circus.”