PM pays homage to Cambodian martyrs


PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Cambodian martyrs by placing a wreath at the Independence Monument.

After placing the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the martyrs.

A smartly turned out contingent drawn from three services of the Cambodian armed forces gave a static guard of honour to the Bangladesh premier, while bugle played the last post.

The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 to memorialize Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953. The lotus-shaped Independence Monument was designed by Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann.

Later, the prime minister paid homage to Cambodian late King Norodom Sihanouk by laying a wreath at his memorial. She stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of deep respect to the late King. The premier was given a static guard of honour by the Cambodian armed forces.

Bangabandhu’s younger daughter Sheikh Rehana and other entourage members of the prime minister were present.