New Delhi, December 30, 2020: Indian Naval Ship “INS Kiltan” delivered 15 tons of flood relief material containing 3,000 flood relief kits for the flood affected people in Cambodia. INS Kiltan arrived at Sihanoukville Port on 29th December 2020 under Indian Navy’s Mission SAGAR-III.
On behalf of the Royal Cambodian Navy, Commodore Sokhemera warmly welcomed the visit of INS Kiltan and thanked the Government of India for this humanitarian gesture of providing relief to the people of Cambodia. On 30th December 2020, in a ceremony held at the Sihanoukville Port, on behalf of the Government of India, B. Subba Rao, Charge d’Affaires and Second Secretary (Pol & Com), Embassy of India, Phnom Penh handed over 15 tonnes flood relief material to Hang Samoeun, Permanent Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management and Advisor to Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. While accepting the flood relief material on behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samoeun recalled the strong bonds of friendship between the two countries and thanked the Government of India for their kind gesture to help the flood affected people of Cambodia.
The visit and port call of INS Kiltan to Sihanoukville port for delivering 15 tonnes of flood relief material to Cambodia, under “Mission SAGAR”, is a part of India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries and highlights the importance that India attaches to Cambodia, a close maritime neighbour.