Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 26 – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk departed Phnom Penh to Beijing for medical checkup on Monday.

Samdech Say Chhum, President of the Senate, Prime Minister Hun Sen and wife Bun Rany 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.