BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Beijing on Monday, who is visiting to attend the country’s V-Day celebrations on Sept 3.
“We cherish our traditional friendship with Cambodia, and are ready to maintain high-level contacts with the country in various forms, and boost cooperation in key areas,” Xi said.
Calling the two countries friendly neighbors and brothers, Xi said their friendship has withstood the test of time and changes in the international situation.
He hailed the progress of bilateral all-round strategic cooperative partnership, citing frequent high-level exchanges, expanded cooperation in various areas and close coordination in global and regional affairs.
He said the China-Cambodia all-round strategic cooperative partnership meets the fundamental interests and common aspirations of the two peoples.
Sihamoni said he is glad to attend China’s V-Day celebrations, adding his country will inherit and carry forward its traditional friendship with China which was forged by the older generation of the two countries’ leaders.
He vowed to boost closer high-level exchanges and cooperation with China in all fields.