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Thai PM travels to Cambodia for funeral of Cambodian PM's father

English.news.cn   2013-07-16 15:52:19            

PHNOM PENH, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Cambodian capital on Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's father, Hun Neang, who died of natural causes at the age of 90 on Friday.

She is accompanied by Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn.

Her visit came two days after her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, ex-Thai Prime Minister, visited Cambodia to pay his last respect to late Hun Neang.

The state-owned National Television of Kampuchea reported that Thaksin paid his tribute to the late father of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday.

Thaksin expressed his condolences to Hun Sen over the death of his father, and Hun Sen extended his gratitude to him for traveling to Cambodia for the funeral.

Thaksin was deposed in bloodless coup in 2006 by a powerful group of Thai army. He has been living in Dubai to avoid a two- year jail term for violating a conflict-of-interest law.

He is a close friend of Hun Sen and used to be the economic advisor to Cambodian government and Hun Sen from November 2009 to August 2010.

Besides, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong also traveled to Cambodia to pay their last respect to Hun Sen's father.

Editor: Fu Peng
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