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Hun Sen leaves for China for official visit

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Prime Minister Hun Sen today left for China. KT/ Khim Sovannara

Prime Minister Hun Sen today left for China for an official three-day visit in bid to strengthen both countries’ ties.

Mr Hun Sen said on his Facebook that he will hold discussion with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to further strengthen friendship and cooperation as comprehensive strategic partner countries.

“In this occasion, we will also discuss economy, trade, and investment. Some memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and agreements have already been drafted for signing with China,” he said.

Speaking to reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport today, Sry Thamrong, delegate minister attached to the Prime Minister, said that Mr Hun Sen’s visit is to boost relationship with China.

“This is oversea trip for this new year that will bring good relationship, especially with Chinese friend,” Mr Thamrong said.

Mr Hun Sen is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak, Tourism Minister Thong Khon along with business leaders from Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.

“Besides this meeting, the Prime Minister will meet with about 470 Cambodian students who are studying at universities in China this afternoon,” Mr Thamrong said.

He said that Mr Hun Sen is scheduled to speak during the event to push for the trade between Cambodia and China.

Mr Thamrong said that Cambodian and Chinese government officials will sign about eight documents.

“China is the country that gives us grant and helps us a lot in constructing roads, longest bridge and hydroelectricity dams in Cambodia,” he said.

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