Chinese and Cambodian leaders have agreed to enhance the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in the coming time.

The consensus was reached by Chinese Premier Le Keqiang held talks with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong during their talks in Zhongnanhai on January 2 as part of the latter’s visit to China to attend the first meeting of the China-Cambodia Inter-governmental Coordination Committee held in the same day.

The host affirmed that the Chinese Government always pursues friendship policies with Cambodia and will continue to assist the country in developing its economy and further promoting its bigger role in regional and international affairs.

He said the success of the meeting created a new momentum for the two sides to deepen their bilateral ties.

He expressed his hope that the two countries will continue well implementing the action plan on bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, with focus on major fields, while making their fine political ties a driving force for cooperation.

Le also stressed that through its intensive and comprehensive reforms, China will further expand external relations and make every effort to improve the quality and effectiveness of economic growth, thus making more contributions to the global economic growth.

For his part, Cambodian Deputy PM Hor Namhong said China’s development not only brings prosperity to itself but also to peace and development in the region.

He thanked the Chinese Government for its great support for Cambodia, affirming that his Government always attaches importance to developing relations with China.-VNA