Li Keqiang Meets with King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia

On the afternoon of June 3, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang met at the Great Hall of the People with King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia, who was paying a state visit to China.

Li Keqiang expressed that China-Cambodia friendship has a long history and both countries are veritable good friends, partners and brothers. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Your Majesty is paying a state visit to China, which will further deepen bilateral relations, consolidate traditional friendship and promote practical cooperation in various fields. China supports Cambodia to follow a development path conforming to its own national conditions, and stands ready to conduct close exchanges and cooperation with Cambodia, and strengthen coordination and mutual support in international and regional affairs, so as to promote China-Cambodia relations to a new level.

Li Keqiang pointed out that China supports the integration process of the ASEAN and the construction of the ASEAN community. The enhancement of China-Cambodia friendship and the development of China-ASEAN relations complement and promote each other. China attaches importance to the positive role of Cambodia in ASEAN affairs and hopes it can make new contributions to strengthening China-ASEAN relations and promoting peaceful development in the region.

Norodom Sihamoni expressed that China is the greatest friend of Cambodia. The Cambodian side stands ready to constantly consolidate the time-tested Cambodia-China friendship, and strengthen communication and cooperation with China in various fields, so as to promote Cambodia-China relations and ASEAN-China relations to yield more fruitful results.

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