Cambodia, India Hold a Photo Exhibition on 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

A photo exhibition showcasing 70 years of India-Cambodia diplomatic relations kicked off here at Chaktomuk Hall on Feb. 15, as part of a year-long celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

The launching ceremony took place under the presidency of Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Indian Ambassador to Cambodia, and H.E. Khim Chantha, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

H.E. Dr. Khuon Sudary, Second Vice-President of the National Assembly; H.E. Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries; senior officials from the Royal Government of Cambodia; Ambassadors of Diplomatic Missions; renowned Cambodian Okhnas; and guests and members of the Indian community from different walks of life were present on the occasion.

Organised by the Embassy of India in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and Ministry of Information, the exhibition depicted political and cultural history, starting from interactions between His Majesty Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk and India’s first Prime Minister, H.E. Jawaharlal Nehru in the 1950s to interactions between the current leadership, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and H.E. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India.

Ambassador Dr. Devyani Khobragade highlighted the journey of the India-Cambodia bilateral relationship and wished for further progress in the bilateral, cultural, and economic relationship between the two nations.

For his part, H.E. Khim Chantha noted that the photo exhibition is mirror reflecting the Cambodia and India’s journey of 70 years and hailed the exhibition will go a long way for people of both countries to understand the relations.

The photographs of landmark moments across 70 years of bilateral relations, including culture, were presented to the viewers.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press