An official Chinese delegation arrived in Phnom Penh Monday for talks on bilateral
relations and trade, an official said.
The delegation, led by Communist party member Zhang Gaoli,
met with Prime Minister Hun Sen late Monday.
Ieng Sophalet, an adviser to Hun Sen, called the talks and
exchange between “China and Cambodia,
between party and party.”
Relations “should be strengthened between people and
people, civil servants and civil servants, and could come closer and make
friends with each other, especially in investment. We should push investment
between the two countries deeply.
Hun Sen promised to continue cooperation between the two
president, prime minister, foreign affairs minister, wrote individual letters
to the King Norodom Sihamoni, former king Norodom Sihanouk, Hun Sen and Foreign
Affairs Minister Hor Namhong
congratulating each on Cambodia’s
Independence Day earlier this month.
emerged as a willing donor to Cambodia
in recent years, providing much aid with little of the attachments found with western
donors. Earlier this month, a Chinese warship docked in Sihanoukville for an
exchange between military officials.