In the meeting, H.E. Li Jiheng congratulated Cambodia on its success in organizing and hosting the 20th ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh and receiving the visit of the Chinese President H.E. Hu Jintao to Cambodia , H.E. Ieng Sophalet, Assistant to the Cambodian premier, told reporters following the meeting.
H.E. Li Jiheng also informed Samdech Techo Hun Sen about Yunnan ’s investment plan in Cambodian rice processing industry, and the agricultural cooperation with Banteay Meanchey, a northwestern province of Cambodia , the assistant said.
For his part, the Cambodian prime minister warmly welcomed H.E. Li Jiheng’s visit to Cambodia , saying that it will help Cambodia and China meet their target of doubling their bilateral trade by 2017.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen further asked the Yunnan governor to encourage Chinese investors to invest in Cambodia ‘s agricultural field.
During H.E. Hu Jintao’s state visit to Cambodia from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2012, Cambodia and China pledged to boost their bilateral trade volume up to US$5 billion by 2017 from 2.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2011.