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Friday, June 01, 2012

Cambodian Prime Minister Meets with Chinese Defense Minister

Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia, met with Liang Guanglie, state councilor and minister of national defense of the People’s Republic of China, on May 28, 2012 in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The two sides exchanged views on issues of common concern such as relations between the two countries and the two militaries in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.

 Liang Guanglie said that China-Cambodia relations have withstood the test of international vicissitudes since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries 54 years ago. China-Cambodia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is currently well developing as evidenced by high political mutual trust, mutually beneficial economic cooperation and cultural exchanges and mutual learning, showing bright prospects for development.

Liang Guanglie noted that the relations between the Chinese and Cambodian militaries have been well developed in recent years as evidenced by fruitful cooperation in such fields as high-level contacts, academy education, personnel training, logistics support and multilateral security. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with the Cambodian side to promote the friendly and cooperative relations between the two militaries to a new high.

Hun Sen said that China and Cambodia share long-term friendship and trust each other, and leaders of the two countries have frequent contacts with each other. Chinese President Hu Jingtao’s state visit to Cambodia in March 2012 has pointed the way for the future development of bilateral relations.

Hun Sen said that the Cambodian side speaks highly of the bilateral cooperation in national defense field and expresses heartfelt gratitude to Chinese Ministry of National Defense for its strong support and assistance to Cambodia’s national defense and army building.

Hun Sen hoped that the two militaries would further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in such fields as personnel training, academy building and national defense industries.

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