New Chinese Envoy Gives Donation

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Xiong Bo (left), China’s ambassador to Cambodia, and Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn. KT/Mai Vireak

Xiong Bo, the new Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday and also handed over a donation in the form of office equipment as well as more than $100,000.
 
The meeting was intended to boost ties between the two nations as both China and Cambodia pledged to continue their cooperation.
 
“Today we provide this office equipment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Cambodia. It is also to mark the agreement between China and Cambodia to cooperate,” Mr. Xiong said during the handover ceremony.
 
The Chinese ambassador gave the ministry 20 desktop computers, 10 laptops, three digital copiers, 30 laser printers, 10 scanners, 100 telephones, two LCD projectors and five air-conditioning units.
 
He also handed over an additional 800,000 yuan (about $117,700) to purchase more office equipment for the ministry. Following a closed-door meeting between Mr. Xiong and Mr. Sokhonn, the minister congratulated the ambassador over his appointment and said that both nations would work to strengthen ties.
 
“During the meeting, His Excellency Prak Sokhonn expressed his confidence that the new ambassador to Cambodia will continue to work closely with the Foreign Affairs Ministry during his diplomatic mission in the Kingdom,” ministry spokesperson Chum Sounry said.
 
“His Excellency Prak Sokhonn also thanked the Chinese government and its people for always contributing and helping Cambodia’s economic development.”
 
Mr. Sounry added that the minister had always valued the strong bilateral ties and cooperation between the two nations and also thanked the former Chinese ambassador for his service in Cambodia over the past three years.

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