His Majesty the King Presides Over the Closing Celebration of 70th Anniversary of Independence Day

The celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Cambodia’s Independence Day came to an end this afternoon after His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, put out the victory flame he lighted since Nov. 9 at the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh.

Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of the Senate; Samdech Moha Rathsapheathika Thipadei Khuon Sudary, President of the National Assembly; and Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet; as well as Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, President of the Supreme Privy Council to His Majesty the King, and many other senior officials participated in the ceremony with a crowd of civil servants, armed forces, Phnom Penh residents and students in attendance.

Foreign ambassadors to Cambodia were also present at the annual event.

Cambodia gained full independence from France on Nov. 9, 1953 under the royal leadership of His Majesty the late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preah Borom Ratanak Kaudh, the father of national independence, territorial integrity and national unity.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse