China, Cambodia consolidate time-honoured friendship hinh anh 1Chinese President Xi Jinping and Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (Source: EPA)
Beijing (VNA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping received Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Beijing on June 3, during which they agreed to further consolidate the two countries’ traditional friendship.

China values its special friendship with the Cambodian royal family and the bilateral relations between the two countries, and supports Cambodia's development path, said Xi.

He called on both sides to maintain close engagement, especially between the state leaders, and strengthen strategic communication.

He suggested the two sides coordinate in development strategies, and speed up negotiations on governmental documents related to “One Belt, One Road” Initiative projects.

The Chinese leader also called on the two countries to intensify collaboration in agriculture, water conservation, infrastructure, information communication and law enforcement.

China is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with Cambodia within multilateral frameworks to jointly maintain the common interests of the two countries and other developing countries, he added.

The Cambodian King thanked China for its long-term support, saying Cambodia is ready to strengthen comprehensive cooperation with China.-VNA