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Prak Sokhonn’s Beijing visit further boosts ties

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Premier Li Keqiang meets with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn in Beijing, capital of China. Facebook

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn concluded his official visit to China on Saturday, saying both countries will work closely to ensure successful implementation of the Action Plan on forging Cambodia-China Community of Shared Future 2019-2023.


The Action Plan was signed last April, aiming at bringing about closer political, security cooperation, expanding investment, trade and economic relations and increasing tourism and cultural exchange.


Mr Sokhonn left the Kingdom on Thursday and concluded his three-day trip to Beijing on Saturday. He was invited by China State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi.

According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s statement on Saturday, Mr Sokhonn paid a courtesy call on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and held a meeting with Mr Wang.

Mr Li expressed his satisfaction with the consolidation of the long-lasting traditional relations of friendship between both countries based on equal respect and win-win cooperation, the statement said.

“[Mr] Li Keqiang reaffirmed that China will continue to assist Cambodia’s socio-economic development and will lend full support for the success of the 13th ASEM Summit in Cambodia in 2020”, it said.

In respond, Mr Sokhonn expressed hiso appreciation for China’s enormous contribution to Cambodia’s progress in various sectors and assured that Cambodia committed to further enhance cooperation between both countries, the statement said.

“Both Foreign Ministers shared the view that relations and mutual political trust between Cambodia and China is now stronger than ever before, thanks to the frequent high-level exchanges which should be maintained”, the statement said.

Mr Sokhonn and Mr Wang also stressed the importance of cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative to promote connectivity and ensure that the BRI projects in Cambodia become a success, it said.

“They also talked at length on the development of regional architectures, the impact of China-US trade war and on further strengthening cooperation in international fora and contribution to regional and global peace, security and development”, the statement said.

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