Delegation Leaders of CPC, PPC Meet in Vientiane

Luo Gan, leader of visiting delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) met Heng Samrin, leader of the delegation of the People's Party of Cambodia (PPC) Wednesday in Vientiane on the sideline of the Seventh Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.

Luo Gan, also member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, first asked his counterpart to convey the greetings and best wishes of Chinese party and state leaders to Norodom Sihanouk, the king of Cambodia, and other Cambodian leaders. In return, Heng asked Luo to convey the best wishes from Cambodian leaders to their Chinese counterparts.

"The CPC will seek new-type and stronger ties with PPC and the further development of the Sino-Cambodian relations on the principles of independence and freedom, equality, mutual respect and non-interference in each other's internal affairs," said Luo.

Heng, the PPC Honorable chairman, said, "the two countries are brotherly neighbors, and the traditional Cambodian-Chinese friendly relationship which was initiated by the old generation of leaders from both sides, has been further developed."

During the meeting, Luo also expressed the appreciation and the gratitude on the stand of the Cambodian government of sticking to the "One China Policy" and supporting the unification of the both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Heng said the PPC and the Cambodian government sincerely thank the CPC, the Chinese government and the Chinese people for their persistent support to the Cambodian people.

Both delegations are attending the five-yearly Lao party congress being held here from March 12 to 14.

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