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A friend indeed, Cambodia thanks China for continued assistance under any circumstance

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From one friend to another. Chinese defence officials handing over medical supplies to their Cambodian counterparts. Photo suppled

Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, has expressed his gratitude to China for its numerous assistance to Cambodia.

“Thanks so much, our Chinese Friend who always assists Cambodia under all circumstances, especially when Cambodia is fighting the COVID-19,” the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page Saturday.

Apart from aid for infrastructure development, China has dispatched medical teams and donated medical supplies to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia, he continued.

“Cambodia would like to thank its Chinese Friend and wish the ties of friendship between the two countries develop even stronger as steel,” said the Premier.

On Saturday morning, the 3rd batch of 11 types of medical supplies donated by the Chinese Ministry of Defence to the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport.

The handover ceremony took place under the presidency of Gen. Nem Sowath, Director General of the General Department of Policy and Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of National Defence and Col. Li Jingfeng, Military Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia.

The 16-tonne medical supplies consist of 20,000 pieces of N95 masks, 500,000 pieces of surgical masks, 500 medical goggles, 10,000 medical gloves, 1,000 medical hats, 10,000 protection suits, 20,000 nucleic acid detection kits, 100 medical beds, 100 handheld thermometres, 2,000 bottles (500ml) of disinfection gel, and 100 medical waste bins. C. Nika/AKP

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