In this June 3, 2012 file photo, Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh greets people before casting his ballot in a local elections at the Wat Than temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (HENG SINITH / AP)
BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message of condolence to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni over the death of Prince Norodom Ranariddh.
In the message, Xi said Prince Ranariddh was an important member of the Cambodian Royal Family and a close friend of the Chinese people, and had made positive contributions to promoting the development of China-Cambodia relations.
Xi added that he attaches great importance to consolidating and carrying forward the traditional friendship between China and Cambodia, and is ready to work with Sihamoni to continuously deepen the friendship between the two nations, and achieve sustained progress in the building of the China-Cambodia community with a shared future.