China, Cambodia vow to advance ties
NANNING, Sep 02, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen here Monday, vowing to further
promote their bilateral strategic partnership.
During their meeting on the sidelines of the 10th ASEAN-China
Expo, which is set to run from Sept. 3-6 in Nanning, capital of south
China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Li first congratulated the
Cambodian People's Party on its victory in the country's general
election earlier last month.
Calling Cambodia "an important neighbor of close friendship," Li
said China and Cambodia enjoy great political mutual trust, deepening
cooperation in various areas and expanding common interests, and have
become strategic partners that support and rely on each other.
China supports the development path Cambodia has chosen that
accords with the country's national situation and is led by the prime
minister, said Li.
He said China is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with
Cambodia, enhance bilateral strategic communication, expand trade and
investment, and cooperation in key areas like infrastructure
construction, agriculture and personnel training, and strengthen
coordination in international and regional affairs.
Hun Sen, on behalf of the Cambodian government and the people,
voiced appreciation of China's firm support and assistance.
He said China has always been Cambodia's sincere friend and
reliable partner, adding that the Cambodian side is keen to maintain
close communication with China and deepen mutually beneficial
cooperation in order to lift the bilateral ties to a new height.
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