Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chinese vice president meets Cambodian senior minister


Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of Planning Chhay Than in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2010. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Saturday met here with Cambodian Senior Minister Chhay Than on advancing bilateral relations.

Chhay Than came to the resort island in south China for the annual session of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), a pan-Asian platform for dialogue on key issues affecting Asia and the world.

Chhay Than said he would like to take this opportunity to convey Cambodian leaders' greetings to the Chinese leaders.

Xi said China-Cambodia friendship, created and cultivated by the older generations of leaders, withstood the test of changes in international arena and was deeply rooted.

Thanks to deep political trust, effective cooperation and close coordination in international issues, China-Cambodia relations had became a paradigm of how countries of different systems can work together, Xi said.

Xi appreciated Cambodia for supporting China on issues concerning the country's core interests, including issues related to Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang.

Xi pledged China would work with Cambodia to further advance bilateral all-round partnership of cooperation.

Chhay Than thanked China for providing generous support to Cambodia's economic and social development.

He also spoke highly of China's positive role in leading the world out of economic recession.

Chhay Than was one of 2,000 political and business figures and experts from Asia and around the world who gathered at the island resort in south China's Hainan Province for the BFA annual session.

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