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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ruling parties of China and Cambodia expect closer cooperation


Zhou Yongkang (L, Front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, meets with Chea Sim (R, Front), Chairman of Cambodian People's Party and also President of the Senate of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)


PHNOM PENH, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Cambodian People's Party (CPP) agreed here to promote inter-party cooperation on Saturday.

At a meeting with Chea Sim, CPP Chairman and also President of the Senate of Cambodia, visiting CPC senior official Zhou Yongkang conveyed best regards from Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo.

Zhou highly spoke of the CPP's achievement in leading Cambodian people to develop economy, reduce poverty, promote ethnic reconciliation, secure national stability and play an increasingly active role in regional and international affairs.

The CPC is willing to carry out more active inter-party exchanges with the CPP to share experience in state governance and administration, and further upgrade the China-Cambodia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

Chea Sim said Cambodia would deepen mutual-beneficial cooperation with China in politics, economy, culture and other areas. He said he believes Zhou's visit will be an opportunity to enhance the Cambodia-China ties and benefit both peoples.

After the meeting, Zhou and Chea Sim attended a signing ceremony of a document on inter-party exchanges between the CPC and CPP.

Zhou, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and also secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, arrived here on late Friday to pay an official good- will visit at the invitation of the CPP and the Funcinpec Party.

Cambodia is the third leg of Zhou's five-nation Asian tour after Nepal and Laos. He is set to leave Cambodia on Sunday and continue his visit to Tajikistan and Mongolia.

Zhou Yongkang (R, Front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, shakes hands with Chea Sim (L, Front), Chairman of Cambodian People's Party and also President of the Senate of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
Zhou Yongkang (L, Front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, and Chea Sim (R, Front), Chairman of Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and also President of the Senate of Cambodia, attend a signing ceremony of a document on inter-party exchanges between the CPC and CPP in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
Zhou Yongkang (2nd L, sitting), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, and Chea Sim (2nd R, sitting), Chairman of Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and also President of the Senate of Cambodia, attend a signing ceremony of a document on inter-party exchanges between the CPC and CPP in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 20, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing).

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