Members of the Cambodia-China Inter-governmental Coordination Committee (CCICC) gathered here this morning at a preparatory meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of CCICC, before their participation in the CCICC’s First Meeting to take place in Beijing, China from Jan. 1-3, 2014.
H.E. Koy Kuong, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the meeting was attended by CCICC’s members from 16 relevant ministries-institutions.
The meeting focused on the fields of security, economy, trade, industry, agriculture, mines, energy, water resources, telecommunications, media, education, culture, health, tourism, and local, regional and international cooperation, he added.
The First Meeting of CCICC will be co-chaired by H.E. Hor Namhong and H.E. Yang Jiechi, Chinese State Councilor and Chairman of the China-Cambodia Inter-governmental Coordination Committee.
According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the upcoming meeting will exchange views on the implementation of the Action Plan of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation between the two countries on the development in all fields of common concerns.
At the end of the meeting, H.E. Hor Namhong and H.E. Yang Jiechi will preside over the signing ceremony of three documents including the Minutes of the First Meeting of CCICC, the Air Services Agreement and the MoU on the Establishment of CCICC between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the press release pointed out.
“This is the first high-level political meeting of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China in the very beginning of the year 2014 to strengthen and deepen relations of long-lasting and close friendship and productive cooperation in all fields between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China,” it underlined.
During his stay in Beijing, H.E. Hor Namhong will also pay a courtesy call on a high-ranking leader of China, concluded the press release.