Phnom Penh (FN), March 17 – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk departed Phnom Penh to Beijing for medical checkup on Sunday.

Samdech Say Chhum, President of the Senate, Samdech Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly, and Prime Minister Hun Sen joined the send-off ceremony with the presences of the royal family, senior officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

According to the royal message, during the King’s absence, President of Senate will assume the title of the acting Head of State.

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty Queen Mother usually have healths checked by Chinese doctors twice a year and always received the warmest hospitality from Chinese President and other senior leaders.