Cambodia pledges to support one-China policy

09:51, June 25, 2011      

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) meets with Du Qinglin (L), visiting vice-chairman of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People 's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Phnom penh, Cambodia, June 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday reiterated Cambodia's stance to stick to one-China policy and expressed grateful thanks to China for her aid and grants for his country's development.

His remark was made during a meeting with Du Qinglin, visiting Vice-Chairman of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People 's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

"Cambodia fully supports one-China policy and our support will be never changed," the premier guaranteed with Du Qinglin during the meeting.

He also expressed profound thanks to the Chinese government, people of China, and the Communist Party of China for constantly supporting Cambodia.

So far, China is the largest donor in helping Cambodia to build roads and bridges, which are the key elements for the country's social and economic development.

"Cambodia has optimism that China still continues to help Cambodia through soft loans and grants." Hun Sen said, adding that despite now China is the largest investor in Cambodia, the country wanted to see more Chinese investors and tourists.

Meanwhile, Du Qinglin conveyed greetings from Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to Prime Minister Hun Sen and thanked Cambodia for undoubtedly supporting one-China policy.

He said that China and Cambodia have established diplomatic ties since 1958 and the two countries have maintained and flourished this traditional friendship relations very well since then.

"China will continue to support Cambodia in its economic and social development in order to deepen the friendship relations between the two countries,"he said.

Earlier in the day, Du Qinglin also met with Tep Ngorn, second vice-president of the Senate of Cambodia, in order to strengthen and expand cooperation between Cambodian and Chinese legislative bodies.

Du and his party arrived here on Friday noon to pay a two-day visit at the invitation of Cambodian Senate.

Source: Xinhua
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