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Cambodian, Chinese legislators meet to cement bilateral ties


16:38, November 22, 2011

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian and Chinese legislators in the committee of economy and finance met here on Tuesday to discuss ways to strengthen and expand the two countries' relations and cooperation.

The Chinese delegation headed by Han Yuqun, vice-chairman of financial and economic committee of the Chinese National People ' s Congress, held talks with their Cambodian counterpart.

Speaking on Tuesday during the welcome ceremony of the Chinese delegation, Heng Samrin, president of Cambodia's National Assembly (CNA), said the delegation's visit would double good friendship relation and historic solidarity between the governments and th peoples of Cambodia and China.

He said that the CNA was very much satisfied with good cooperation between the two countries in all the fields.

"Currently, hundreds of Chinese firms are doing various businesses in Cambodia," he said. "They are very important to boost the development of bilateral trade and investment relations between Cambodia and China."

Heng Samrin profoundly thanked China for fully supporting Cambodia's candidacy for the post of a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the mandate of 2013 and 2014.

Meanwhile, Han Yuqun said it was the first visit of his delegation to Cambodia, aimed at strengthening the traditional friendship relations and cooperation between Chinese and Cambodian legislative bodies.

He added that the visit would make closer economic cooperation.

Chinese delegation arrived here on Sunday for a five-day visit. During their stay, they had also met with Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon, minister of economy and finance.

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