Friday, August 23, 2013

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia Meets with Foreign Minister Wang Yi Saying that Cambodia and China Share a High Degree of Mutual Trust

On Aug. 21, 2013, the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. 

Hun Sen said that Cambodia and China are close neighbors, with a high degree of mutual trust. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between Cambodia and China and for the "Cambodia-China Year of Friendship". The two sides should take this opportunity to deepen mutual trust and cooperate more closely with each other to bring the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership up to a new high. Hun Sen as well briefed Wang Yi the latest development of domestic situation in Cambodia. He stressed that the Cambodian People's Party is willing to smoothly go through the post-general-election transitional period and form a new Congress and Government through friendly consultations as soon as possible, abide by the constitution and the laws.

Wang Yi said, Cambodia recently finished the general election smoothly, and the preliminary results showed that the People's Party got a majority in the Congress. The Chinese leaders sent out at the first minute the congratulations to the People's Party. 

In recent years, under the leadership of the Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia is committed to maintaining social stability, promoting economic development and improving people's livelihood, and has made great achievements in various fields. China and Cambodia are good neighbours, good friends, good partners and brothers. The most important characteristics of China-Cambodia relationship are mutual understanding, mutual trust and mutual support, especially at crucial moments. My visit this time is to carry forward all these good traditions. 

The Chinese government under the new leadership attaches great importance to relations with Cambodia. We will unswervingly develop friendship with Cambodia, and deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership. We will support Cambodia ruling out external interference to pursue a development path in line with its own national conditions and the interest of the people. We will provide firm support to the Cambodian government for the efforts to safeguard stability, to develop economy and to improve the livelihood of the people.

Wang Yi said, as a good friend of Cambodia, we hope and believe that all political parties of Cambodia will give priority to national stability, unity and the people's interest, resolve differences through negotiation and start a new session of Congress and the Government as soon as possible.

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