[INNEWS Comprehensive Report]9月6日， Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet held talks with Chinese Premier Li Qiang at the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, and emphasized that both parties are willing to continue to enhance the strong friendship between the two countries and build on the close relationship. The two countries create more benefits. The two leaders will hold further talks during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Hun Manet to China.
Li Qiang congratulated Hun Manet on his assumption of office as the Prime Minister of the 7th Royal Government of Cambodia, and conveyed the cordial greetings and best wishes from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Hun Manet and Hun Sen, Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Council of the King of Cambodia. Prime Minister Hun Manet expressed his heartfelt thanks to Prime Minister Li Qiang for his congratulations and conveyed Prince Hun Sen’s cordial greetings to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people.
In addition, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet delivered a keynote speech at the 26th ASEAN-China Summit, emphasizing China’s importance to ASEAN and that it will play a key role in ASEAN’s growth and prosperity.
He said that Cambodia recognizes the common interests of China and ASEAN, which have maintained good relations for nearly 30 years. China’s Belt and Road Initiative has brought many benefits to Cambodia, especially in terms of infrastructure construction. The Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway is an existing example . Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hun Manet wished Prime Minister Li Qiang new successes in his future tasks.
It is worth mentioning that ASEAN leaders hope to see harmonious relations between China and the United States continue to bring economic and trade benefits to the entire region.