King Grants Royal Audience to Chinese President

His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk granted a royal audience to Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping and his spouse, in Beijing, China on Monday, reported Chinese News Agency Xinhua.

On the occasion, H.E. Xi Jinping hailed the profound friendship between Chinese and Cambodian people, adding the friendship is very precious as it was started and fostered by His Majesty the late King-Father Norodom Sihanouk and the older generations of Chinese leaders.

His Majesty the King and H.E. Xi Jinping exchanged visits in 2016. The Chinese president said China-Cambodia ties have witnessed rapid growth, citing high political mutual trust, win-win economic cooperation, mutual support in domestic development and close coordination in global and regional affairs. The Cambodian royal family has been committed to boosting friendship with China and has made great contributions in this regard, he added.

H.E. Xi Jinping called on both sides to maintain high-level contacts, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, synergise their development strategies, boost cooperation on key projects, and strengthen coordination in multilateral affairs.

For their part, the Cambodian monarchs recalled H.E. Xi Jinping's visit to Cambodia last year, adding bilateral friendship and cooperation had been consolidated through the visit. The Cambodian royal family, government and people appreciate China's support for the country's economic and social development, they said, vowing to carry on the King-Father Norodom Sihanouk's friendship policy toward China and boost stronger bilateral ties.

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen-Mother left here for Beijing for a routine medical check-up on Mar. 3.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press