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China, Cambodia vow to uphold multilateralism

Updated: Aug 2,2018 9:20 AM     Xinhua

SINGAPORE — China and Cambodia vowed to jointly uphold multilateralism to maintain peace and stability in the region on Aug 1.

When meeting with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in the current highly uncertain international circumstances, China and Cambodia, together with other countries in the region, shall utter a loud voice of supporting multilateralism, opposing unilateralism and protectionism.

China and Cambodia should jointly maintain regional peace and stability and promote common development among countries, said the Chinese official.

He said that China and Cambodia need to keep close high-level exchanges, jointly push forward the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, and enhance cooperation in agricultural products, education, culture and other areas.

Wang said both China and Cambodia, as best friends and close partners, have made special and grand arrangements to celebrate this year, which marks the 60th anniversary of China-Cambodia diplomatic ties.

For his part, Prak Sokhon said Cambodia appreciated China’s resolute support over the years, hoping China will continue its valuable support to Cambodia’s stability and development in the future.

“Cambodia is willing to communicate with China closely, and join hands with China in maintaining multilateralism, international rules, and regional peace and stability,” he added.

Wang Yi arrived in Singapore on Aug 1 for the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings.