Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni praised on Saturday the Muslim World League (MWL) for strengthening alliances between diverse people and religions around the world.
Sihamoni’s comments came during his meeting in Phnom Penh with MWL Secretary-General Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is visiting the country upon an official invitation from the Cambodian side.
Al-Issa affirmed that the Cambodian model inspires countries of religious diversity.
He expressed his appreciation for the distinguished Cambodian national model in its coexistence and the harmony of its societal diversity, especially its embrace of Islamic national component and the full empowerment of its religious privacy and national rights.
The Secretary General’s visit to Cambodia comes within the framework of the MWL’s mission to promote coexistence and tolerance among societies.
Al-Issa held a series of meetings with government and parliamentary figures. He was received by the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the government headquarters in the capital, Phnom Penh.
He also visited the Cambodian Parliament at its headquarters in Phnom Penh, where he met with its President Heng Samrin and members of Parliament.
The Cambodian Speaker commended MWL’s global and pivotal role in promoting harmony among national societies, stressing that the Cambodian Islamic component enjoys freedom and affection with the rest of the national components and that for Cambodia, this constitutional value represents a constant and national priority.
Al-Issa also held meetings with the President of the Cambodian Senate Say Chhum, and several Senate members.