Chinese President Xi Jinping and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to boost bilateral cooperation under the framework of Beijing's Belt and Road initiatives on April 23.

Speaking in a meeting with PM Hun Sen held on the sidelines of the Asian-African Conference, the Chinese President highlighted that the bilateral relations are rife with opportunities.

He added that beyond bolstering collaboration in traditional areas, the two countries should intensify their cooperation in infrastructure interconnectivity under the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives, and maintain proper operations of the Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone.

For his part, Hun Sen express his country’s willingness to push forward cooperation with China in socio-economic development, continuing to say Cambodia is ready to cooperate with China under the Belt and Road framework.

He also pledged to maintain communication and coordination with China on regional and global issues of mutual concern and support dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and China.-VNA