New Delhi, Oct 19: India Friday expressed sorrow at the death of Cambodia’s longtime monarch Norodom Sihanouk, a contemporary of the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and lauded him as “a great statesman” and “a significant voice of the non-aligned world”.
Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed signed the condolence book at the Cambodian embassy in New Delhi and expressed profound grief and sorrow on the passing away of king Norodom Sihanouk.
“He noted that king Sihanouk will always be remembered as a great leader and statesman,” the external affairs ministry said in a statement. “King Sihanouk was a contemporary of prime minister Nehru and a significant voice of the non-aligned world,” he said.
Sihanouk, who once described Nehru as “my greatest friend”, died Oct 15.