Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, and visiting Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, agreed yesterday, to enhance cooperation in fighting COVID-19, boost bilateral trade and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.

When meeting with Wang in the Cambodian capital, Hun Sen said, Cambodia is willing to join hands with China to continue pushing forward bilateral relations.

The Cambodian leader promised his country’s firm support to China, on issues concerning China’s core interests, such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

Cambodia appreciates China’s assistance in helping the kingdom combat the COVID-19 outbreak, and hopes to further cement bilateral cooperation in the fields of anti-pandemic measures, trade and economy, and infrastructure, Hun Sen said.

Both sides will strengthen communication and coordination, to prevent outsider countries from meddling in regional issues, so as to jointly safeguard peace and stability in the region, he added.

Wang said, under the guidance of consensus reached between leaders of the two countries, China is ready to further the mutually-beneficial cooperation with Cambodia, and move towards building China-Cambodia community with a shared future, to benefit peoples of the two countries.

He promised that China will provide more COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies to Cambodia, to help the kingdom contain its COVID-19 outbreak.

Before their meeting, Hun Sen and Wang attended the handover ceremony of the China-funded national stadium in Phnom Penh.

Wang arrived here from Vietnam for a visit to Cambodia, the second leg of his four-nation Asia tour, which will also take him to Singapore and South Korea.

Source: NAM News Network

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