Cambodia Condemns the Sinking of S. Korean Navy Vessel

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has sent a letter to his South Korean counterpart, H.E. Lee Myung-bak, over the recent sinking of a South Korean navy vessel by a torpedo explosion, stressing that Cambodia strongly condemns this act of provocation.

The full letter dated May 29 reads as follows:

“Dear Excellency,

I feel deeply surprised and concerned that the investigation, jointly conducted by South Korean and international experts has concluded with irrefutable proofs that the South Korean navy vessel, Cheonan, was sunk by a torpedo explosion, on 26 March 2010, killing 46 of its crew members.

On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, I would like to take this opportunity to once again expressed my profound condolences and sympathies to Your Excellency, the Government and people of the Republic of Korea, particularly the bereaved families for this terrible and needless loss of lives

I wish to affirm to Your Excellency that the Royal Government of Cambodia strongly condemns this act of provocation which led to instability and insecurity, thus undermining peace in the Korean Peninsular.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and warmest regards.”

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