Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen met here this afternoon via videoconference with his Chinese counterpart H.E. Li Keqiang.

According to H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Assistant to the Cambodian Prime Minister, during the bilateral talks, both leaders discussed bilateral trade, agricultural and economic cooperation, as well as people-to-people connectivity.

The two Premiers expressed their commitment to boost trade exchange between both nations to US$10 billion a year and to enforce the Cambodia-China’s Free Trade Agreement on Jan. 1, 2022.

On agricultural cooperation, Samdech Techo Hun Sen and H.E. Li Keqiang agreed to speed up the negotiations on direct export of Cambodia’s agro products to China’s market.

At the same time, the Chinese Premier also promised to further support Cambodia on health sector, especially the fight against COVID-19 and pledged to provide 500 scholarships to Cambodian students for five years.

Besides, H.E. Li Keqiang voiced his support for the Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) to be hosted by Cambodia this November and Cambodia’s chairmanship of ASEAN for next year.

Both leaders took the opportunity to brief and congratulate each other on the current achievements in Cambodia and China and extended their respective greetings to the His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia and Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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