Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu met here on Sunday with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on bilateral ties and cooperation.
The king asked Meng to relay his greeting for Chinese President Hu Jintao, saying that the Cambodian-Chinese friendly ties were hammered out by both countries' previous leaders and has been highlighted consistently in recent years.
As the bilateral cooperation scored achievement in various sectors, Cambodia expected to join hands with China to push forward the Cambodian-Chinese relations and make them much closer and everlasting.
He also expressed appreciation for the long-term support and help that the Chinese government and the brotherly Chinese people have given for the kingdom's independence and construction.
Meng relayed Hu Jintao's greeting to the king, saying that the Chinese government attaches much attention to its relationship with Cambodia, which had a long history and has flourished in recent years.
Both sides exchanged many high-level visits, enhanced mutual political trust, and widened the cooperation in various sectors, including that of justice work, said Meng.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between China and Cambodia, China is willing to join hands with Cambodia to lift the bilateral friendly and cooperative relations to a new level, he said.
Meng also expressed appreciation for the support that the Cambodian royal family and government have extended to China over the issues related to China's core interests, such as those of Taiwan and Tibet.
Meng and the 19-member delegation arrived in the kingdom on Nov.28 for an official visit at the invitation of Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng.
On Nov. 30, Meng met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and held talks with Sar Kheng.
He will leave for Vietnam on Monday for the second and final leg of his regional tour.