PHNOM PENH, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday afternoon met with Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar C. Binay as he visited Cambodia to take part in the cremation ceremony of the late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
The meeting was made at the capital's Peace Palace. Binay expressed deep sympathy over the death of the King Father; he conveyed deep regret from the Government and the people of the Philippines to Hun Sen.
In a separate meeting with Hun Sen, South Korea's Presidential Chief of Staff Ha Kum-Loul also expressed condolences over Sihanouk's death, saying the demise of the King Father was a great loss not only for Cambodia, but also for South Korea and the region.
Hun Sen thanked them for their participation in the cremation ceremony of the King Father, which will be held on Monday evening.
Born on Oct. 31, 1922, Cambodia's most revered monarch ruled the country from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 until his voluntary abdication in 2004 in favor of his son, the current King Norodom Sihamoni.
He died naturally and peacefully at the age of 90 in China's capital of Beijing on Oct. 15 last year.