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Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni (pictured) is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week during which he is to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of former Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh, palace officials said Thursday.

The king is also to pay visits on a number of top-ranking Vietnamese officials, including President Nguyen Minh Triet, who visited Cambodia in February, according to an itinerary obtained from the palace.

The three-day state visit is aimed at strengthening ties between the two neighbours, a palace official said.

Ho Chi Minh, who died in 1969, is an heroic figure in Vietnam for his role in leading the country to independence from France – a battle Cambodia also fought, aided by Sihamoni’s father, former king Norodom Sihanouk.

Sihamoni is scheduled to arrive in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, June 26 and return to Cambodia June 28, the official said.

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