Cambodian PM's China visit injects new impetus to bilateral ties: Chinese ambassador – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen addresses the opening ceremony of the China-Cambodia Trade and Investment Promotion Forum 2019 in Beijing, capital of China, on Jan. 22, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)
PHNOM PENH, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — Chinese Ambassador Wang Wentian said here Friday that Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s visit to China has injected new impetus to the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries.
Hun Sen paid an official visit to Beijing on Jan. 20-23.
Ambassador Wang told a press conference that cooperation documents in the fields of people’s livelihood, transport and infrastructure were signed during the visit.
The Chinese envoy said the trip provided a good opportunity for the leaders to reaffirm their commitment to building a community of shared future between China and Cambodia.
“In sum, the visit of Samdech Techo Hun Sen to China had achieved fruitful results for bilateral ties and cooperation,” Wang said.
He added that through it bilateral cooperation, especially in politics, law enforcement, economy, trade, investment, culture and tourism, would be further strengthened and expanded.
Both sides have agreed to designate 2019 as the “China-Cambodia culture and tourism year,” the ambassador said.
Speaking of two China-backed mega-projects — the new Siem Reap international airport and the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway, he said the two projects were fruit of the cooperation between China and Cambodia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and would greatly contribute to the development of economy, trade, investment and tourism in the country when they were completed.