Laos' President Bounnhang Vorachith is welcomed upon his arrival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 22, 2017. Laos' President Bounnhang Vorachith arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday for a two-day state visit at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
PHNOM PENH, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday for a two-day state visit at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.
This is Bounnhang's first visit to Cambodia since assuming office in April 2016.
According to the schedule, the Lao leader will be received at the Royal Palace by the monarch soon after his arrival before he has separate talks with Cambodian Senate President Samdech Say Chhum, National Assembly President Samdech Heng Samrin, and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday afternoon.
Bounnhang's visit is a significant event to further enhance friendship and strengthen cooperation in all fields between the two countries and the peoples, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.