Cambodian PM leaves for China for official visit

11:12, December 13, 2010      

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday left here for Beijing, China to pay an official visit from Dec. 13 - 17 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jiabao.

Hun Sen was seen off at the Phnom Penh International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, minister of interior, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, minister of council of ministers and He Leping, charge d'affaires of Chinese Embassy, as well as other government officials.

He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Cham Prasidh, minister of commerce and other high-ranking officials.

The premier said on Sunday that his visit to China is aimed to strengthen friendly relations between the two countries in various fields and learn Chinese experience to help develop the country.

During his five-day visit, Hun Sen will pay courtesy calls on Chinese President Hu Jintao, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Wu Bangguo and will hold talk with Premier Wen Jiabao. He will also receive in a Royal Audience by former king Norodom Sihanouk, who is in Beijing for medical treatment, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Moreover, apart from Beijing, Hun Sen will also visit other Chinese cities: Tianjin, Wuxi, Suzhou and Nanjing, and will sign more than dozen documents with China.

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