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Jia Qinglin Meets with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni

On February 13, 2012, Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, met with Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

Jia first conveyed greetings and wishes from Chinese President Hu Jintao to Sihamoni. The Chinese-Cambodian comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, under the care of Sihamoni and his father, former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, has been consolidated with steady progress, Jia said. He also attributed such development to the efforts from the two governments and peoples. Jia highlighted frequent high-level visits, contact at local and grass-roots level, as well as fruitful cooperation in various fields, which he said brought about tangible benefits to the two peoples.

China will, as always, support Cambodia to pursue a development path suited to its national conditions, as well as its efforts in developing its economy and improving people's livelihoods, Jia said. The two countries have huge potential in economic and trade cooperation. He pledged to take positive measures to encourage more Chinese imports from Cambodia, more Chinese investments in Cambodia and more Chinese tourists to Cambodia. China will also support friendly exchanges and cooperation between both countries at local levels. Jia said under the care of the Cambodian royal family and with the joint efforts of the two governments and peoples, Sino-Cambodian friendly relations will continue to show new vigor and vitality.

Sihamoni asked Jia to convey his cordial greetings and good wishes to President Hu Jintao. He spoke highly of the profound friendship between Chinese and Cambodian people, and said the Cambodian government and people appreciated the long-term support and assistance the Chinese government and people have offered for Cambodia. The Cambodian side highly appreciated the development achievements of China in various fields. Cambodia will work with China to push forward bilateral friendly cooperation, and will stick to the one-China policy, he said.

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