Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 4 – The Republic of Cuba Ambassador Liurka Rodriguez Barrios sent a condolence message over the deceased of Cambodian journalist Ek Tha, who is also a spokesperson of the Office of the council of ministers, standing vice chairman of the Royal Government Spokesperson Unit (RGSU) and advisor to the Ministry of Information.

"I have known of the passing by a heart attack of the great journalist and writer, Ek Tha. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences at this sad moment for your loss and wish to convey to your family, friends and the people of Cambodia, my deepest condolences."

"I would like to keep the memory of Ek Tha’s visit to our embassy, as well as other exchanges, in which he always conveyed his admiration and respect for Cuba, as well as gratitude for the solidarity shared during more than 60 years of diplomatic ties. Ek Tha leaves valuable work. His texts on the history of Cambodia will always be a reference for future generations."