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Kingdom sends condolences to Pakistan

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Kingdom sends condolences to Pakistan

Cambodia has expressed condolences to the families of the 97 victims who perished in a Friday plane crash in Pakistan.

A rescue team on Saturday collected data from the black box of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed.

“After receiving news of the PIA crash, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation represented Cambodia in expressing its sorrow for Pakistan and to wish the two surviving victims a speedy recovery,” spokesperson Koy Kuong said.

Kuong told The Post on Sunday that Cambodia has expressed regret and empathy for a country that is its friend.

Kin Phea, the director of the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s International Relations Institute, told The Post on Sunday that it is the responsibility and duty of countries that have diplomatic relations to express their sorrow.

“It is normal in diplomacy that if a country encounters a tragedy there is always an expression of shared sadness,” he said.

It is the worst plane crash in Pakistan since 2012 when a Bhoja Airlines Boeing 737 crashed in Islamabad killing 127.


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