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Premier highlights good ties with Cambodia

Updated: Nov 13,2017 11:53 PM

Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Manila, the Philippines, Nov 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

China and Cambodia are genuine friends, said Premier Li Keqiang on Nov 13 during a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Manila.

Premier Li said China firmly supports Cambodia’s own development path and its effort in maintaining sovereignty, domestic stability, and economic growth.

China is willing to maintain high-level contact with Cambodia, strengthen pragmatic cooperation in all fields, and promote people-to-people exchanges, he said.

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of bilateral ties and the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Cambodia, a good opportunity for better China-Cambodia relations and regional stability and development, Premier Li said.

For his part, Hun Sen said Cambodia and China enjoy deep relations. Next year will usher in a new era for bilateral relations, as Premier Li said.

Cambodia will enhance cooperation with China in government administration, infrastructure, and other key sectors, to further promote comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations, Hun Sen said.