Cambodian PM Meets His Chinese Counterpart

image002Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, held talk with Chinese Premier H.E. Li Keqiang in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Monday, Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported.

In the meeting, H.E. Li Keqiang said China and Cambodia are true friends and good partners, and China has continuously adopted a friendly policy toward Cambodia since the two countries forged diplomatic ties 55 years ago.

The Chinese premier went on to say that China and Cambodia could make use of their respective advantages to achieve shared prosperity.

He urged the two sides to strengthen communication so as to carry out the action plan on China-Cambodia comprehensive strategic cooperation and partnership.

H.E. Li Keqiang called for a deepening of the regional cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure construction, energy, telecom and irrigation. Also, Chinese enterprises will be encouraged to invest in Cambodia to promote bilateral trade.

China will beef up support for Cambodia’s efforts in developing independently and improving people’s livelihood, according to the Chinese premier.

He also told Samdech Techo Hun Sen that cultural exchange between the two countries should be encouraged in education, tourism and aviation.

 

Joint work in law enforcement will also be promoted to fight against drug trafficking, terrorism and cross-border crime, he said.

H.E. Li Keqiang said that China values multilateral coordination and relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to push forward cooperation in fields including free trade areas, technology, interconnection and interworking, and jointly promoting regional peace and development.

For his part, Samdech Techo Hun Sen thanked China for its long-term support to Cambodia.

The Cambodian premier said deepening cooperation between the ASEAN and China will benefit both sides. Cambodia is willing to play a positive role in enhancing the healthy development of ASEAN-China relations, he added.

After the meeting, the two leaders attended a ceremony where eight cooperation documents were signed.

The high-ranking Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen arrived yesterday in Beijing after attending the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013 held from Apr. 6 to 8 in China’s Hainan province.

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