March 19, 2017 | 20:42 (GMT+7)
Condolences over death of Cambodian Deputy PM
Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 18 sent a message of condolences to his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen over the passing of Deputy PM Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An.
Cambodian Deputy PM Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An passed away on March 15.
Deputy PM Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An, who was also Senior Minister in charge the Council of Ministers, passed away on March 15 due to illness.
The late Deputy PM, born in 1950, was a member of the Standing Committee of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). He had served as the minister in charge of the Council of Ministers since 1998, and was promoted to the position of deputy prime minister in 2004.