China Committed to Respecting Cambodia’s Sovereignty

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Phnom Penh, September 04, 2023 --

Visiting Director of International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) H.E. Liu Jianchao has reaffirmed China's unwavering commitment to respecting Cambodia's sovereignty.

While paying a courtesy call on Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) at the January 7 Palace in Phnom Penh this morning, H.E. Liu Jianchao also expressed the full support of Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping for the new Royal Government of Cambodia led by CPP to choose the path of development in accordance with the national conditions, according to a CPP’s press release issued after the meeting.

H.E. Liu Jianchao has been on a visit in Cambodia on Sept. 3-4, at the invitation of CPP. Besides Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the CPC senior official paid a courtesy visit to Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and President of the CPP’s youth wing, and met with H.E. Prak Sokhonn, a Member of the Standing Committee of the CPP Central Committee and Chairman of the Party’s Foreign Relations Committee. The discussions focused on a number of mutually beneficial bilateral issues, including the post-election situation in Cambodia and the celebration of 65th anniversary of the establishment of Cambodia-China diplomatic relations and the Cambodia-China Friendship Year, as well as the cooperation between the two ruling political parties.

CPP has reaffirmed its strong commitment to continue to strengthen and expand cooperation to build a high-quality, high-level and high-standard China-Cambodia Community with a Shared Future, as well as to enhance the “diamond cooperation framework” for the mutual interest of the two parties, countries and peoples.

The CPP profoundly thanked China for its support and development assistance, including the provision of COVID-19 vaccines and scholarships, which have made significant contributions to Cambodia's socio-economic and infrastructure development, national reconstruction and poverty alleviation.

The two parties expressed satisfaction over the strong and dynamic momentum of the strategic partnership in all aspects of cooperation between both countries for the prosperity, peace and development in all fields. They are committed to enhancing relations at all levels, especially between mass organisations and youth, as well as working together for the smooth process of the “Youth House for Cambodia-China Friendship” project.

They praised the consistent implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Exchange between the two parties, which was signed under the witness of Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

Both parties are also committed to continuing communication, visit exchanges, and mutual support in regional and international forums.