Then Prince Norodom Sihanouk (back row, fifth from right) and Czechoslovakian President Antonin Novotny (third from right) pose with Cambodian Royal Ballet performers in Cambodia in January 1963. Czech News Agency
Currently hanging on the walls of the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh are rare black and white photographs of Cambodian royalty with Czech leaders, depicting the history of relations between the two countries.
One of the photos, taken in January 1963, shows then Prince Norodom Sihanouk with Cambodian Royal Ballet performers in honour of the visit of Czechoslovakian President Antonin Novotny to Cambodia.
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is fluent in Czech having spent most of his childhood in Prague where he studied classical dance and music at the Academy of Performing Arts.
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