Cambodian PM congratulates Obama's reelection as U.S. President

2012-11-08 02:42:29 GMT2012-11-08 10:42:29(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a congratulatory message to Barack Obama for being re-elected as the President of the United States, saying that he looked forward to meeting him during the 21st ASEAN Summit and related meetings, according to his letter released to the media on Thursday.

"On behalf of the Government and the People of Cambodia, I have the great pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations to you on the occasion of your landslide victory in the recent presidential election," Hun Sen wrote in a letter dated Wednesday.

He said that Obama's reelection is not only a proud moment for America but it is also a joy and pride of the peoples around the world.

"I am pleased to note that under your wise leadership, the bond of friendship between our peoples as well as the relations and cooperation between our two nations have been strengthened for mutual interests," he said. "I hope that our bilateral ties will be further enhanced during your second term of office, given the growing cooperation in various fields that we have at present."

Hun Sen added that he looked forward to welcoming Obama at the 4th ASEAN-U.S. Leaders' Meeting, the 7th East Asia Summit, ASEAN Global Dialogue, as well as bilateral meeting in Phnom Penh later this month.

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