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General Secretary and President Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages with President of the Cambodian People's Party and Prime Minister Hun Sen

2020-07-03

On 3 July, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President of China Xi Jinping sent a verbal message to President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen.

In his message, Xi expressed his appreciation to Hun Sen for sending a letter on the CPC’s 99th anniversary, in which Hun shared his hopes and views on deepening relations between the two parties and the two countries.

Xi said, China and Cambodia are good neighbors and good partners that have always stood by each other. Since the start of COVID-19, the two countries have supported each other, conducted close cooperation and scored major progress in the fight against the virus. Such efforts speak volumes about the vigor and strength of the China-Cambodia community with a shared future.

Xi said, CPP President Hun Sen’s special visit to China at the height of our fight against COVID-19 left a deep impression on the CPC, the Chinese government, the Chinese people and myself. The Chinese side attaches great importance to growing its relations with Cambodia. I am ready to work with President Hun Sen to provide stronger political guidance to the relations between the two parties and two countries, deepen exchanges and cooperation on party affairs and other fields, and advance the building of a China-Cambodia community with a shared future, to deliver more benefits to the two countries and two peoples.

Xi congratulated Cambodia on its remarkable achievements in various fields under the strong leadership of King Sihamoni and the Cambodian government headed by Prime Minister Hun Sen. Xi expressed China’s firm support to Cambodia’s pursuit of a development path suited to its own national conditions. Xi said, I believe that under the leadership of President Hun Sen, Cambodia will make new progress in national development and contribute more to stability and development in the region.

In his earlier letter to Xi Jinping, Hun Sen noted China’s extraordinary achievements on the political, economic and social fronts thanks to the CPC’s long-standing commitment to the right development path and in particular the able leadership of the General Secretary. Hun Sen said, China’s standing on the international stage is rising steadily, and has played a leading role in addressing global issues. The successful second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation hosted by China last year proves that more and more countries and organizations support the Belt and Road Initiative and more and more countries and people identify with China’s commitment to building a community with a shared future for mankind. China has played an important exemplary role in fighting COVID-19 and addressing its global impact since the start of the disease.

Hun Sen said, I am pleased to see that Cambodia and China have developed an unbreakable friendship, and our cooperative relationship has been consolidated and elevated to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The CPP and CPC enjoy deepening ties and frequent mutual visits at various levels and have given each other firm support on issues concerning our respective core interests. I wish to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to the CPC and the General Secretary for the strong support given to the building of the CPP.

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