Kingdom marks 66th anniversary of Independence Day

Hundreds of presidency officers, dignitaries, members of armed forces, and college students at the moment celebrated the 66th anniversary of the Kingdom’s independence from French colonial rule.

King Norodom Sihamoni, accompanied by Prime Minister Hun Sen and different senior officers, laid a wreath and ignited a torch on the Independence Monument to honour his father, the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

The King and Prime Minister Hun Sen. KT/ Siv Channa

International ambassadors to Cambodia additionally attended this annual occasion.

In accordance with the custom, the “Flame of Victory” is to burn for 3 days to commemorate the Kingdom’s independence from France on November 9, 1953.
After the torch-lighting ceremony, King Sihamoni returned to the Royal Palace, the place he addressed the group from the balcony of the “Moonlight Pavilion,” and recalled his father’s achievement of liberating Cambodia from France.

The King parades down Norodom Boulevard. KT/ Khem Sovannara

US President Donald Trump additionally despatched an official message delivered on Friday, congratulating the Kingdom’s Independence Day.

“The US stands with the Cambodian individuals of their need for peaceable, affluent, democratic, and sovereign Kingdom,” the letter mentioned.

College students line the streets with flowers in hand. KT/ Kherm Sovannara

Right this moment, the Kingdom additionally celebrated the 66th founding anniversary of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and Ambok-eating day initiated by Mr Hun Sen to protect solidarity.

College students carry fly balloons. KT/ Siv Channa

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