Tue, 18 Jan 2022

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh passed away on Sunday of illness at the age of 77, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said in a condolence letter.

"I and my wife were extremely saddened to learn that Prince Norodom Ranariddh, president of the Funcinpec Party and head of the Supreme Privy Advisory Council to the King, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28 , 2021 at the age of 77 due to illness," Hun Sen said in the letter to the prince's wife, Norodom Marie Ranariddh.

"The prince's death is the great loss of a royal prominent figure, who had a strong affection for Nation-Religion-King," he said.

The prince passed away in France at 9:40 a.m., or 15:40 p.m. in the Cambodian time, according to Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith.

Ranariddh was the second son of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and a half-brother of the current king, Norodom Sihamoni.

He was former co-prime minister from 1993 to 1997 and ex-president of the National Assembly from 1998 to 2006.

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