During Prime Minister Hun Manet’s first official visit to Beijing, the two nations signed 15 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) as part of a mutual pledge to further strengthen bilateral ties.
According to a statement posted on Manet’s official Facebook page, the MoUs that were signed on Friday include documents on “the action plan for building a common destiny of Cambodia-China in the new era 2024-2028”.
“With appreciation and gratitude, Samdech Thipadei also highlighted the political position of the Royal Government of Cambodia under the leadership of Samdech Thipadei that Cambodia continues to maintain the same position, especially to continue to implement a consistent Chinese policy,” the statement said.
“Cambodia continues to support China in the regional and global framework, as well as continue to support China's initiatives.”
The statement added that Manet and Chinese premier, Li Qiang, also pledged to continue to support each other in the regional and international frameworks to benefit the people of the two countries.
The statement said that Manet also asked China to consider funding projects related to energy security, infrastructure, investment incentives, the implementation of “diamond cooperation projects” and the rehabilitation and promotion of tourism.
Qiang, according to the Cambodian statement, said he is happy to continue to cooperate and push for the implementation of these projects.
Manet also met Chinese President, Xi Jinping, who said the “Cambodian-Chinese friendship is like a huge tree that is deeply rooted and strong, and the two nations bear priceless fruit forever”.