PM Hun Sen Returns from China

image001The high-ranking Cambodian delegation led by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen arrived safely in image005Phnom Penh this afternoon after paying a five-day official visit to China.

The visit ended with fruitful outcomes, H.E. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce told reporters after the arrival of the delegation at Phnom Penh International Airport.

During the visit, the new top Chinese leaders expressed their hope that the ruling party, Cambodian People’s Party, will win the upcoming national election, he indicated.

They further pledged to continue to support Cambodia in strengthening its national unity and development, underlined H.E. Cham Prasidh.

China announced to provide some US$48 million in grant aid and some US$500 million in concessional loan to Cambodia for physical infrastructure development, he said.

H.E. Cham Prasidh went on to say that during the visit, Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his new Chinese counterpart also witnessed the signing ceremony of eight cooperation documents worth in total over US$2 billion.

At the end of the visit, he added, Cambodian and Chinese leaders issued a nine-point Joint Press Communique to reaffirm Cambodia-China relationship, which was raised to the level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation in 2010.

This year, Cambodia and China are organizing various activities to mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic ties and the China-Cambodia Friendship Year.

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