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Cambodian PM, Chinese commerce minister discuss cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-08-02 09:36

PHNOM PENH - Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen met with visiting Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on Monday, discussing the cooperation between the two countries under the framework of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, a senior official said.

Hun Sen said that Cambodia fully supported the Belt and Road Initiative, adding that the country has been working to link its Rectangular Strategy to the initiative, according to Eang Sophalleth, a personal aide to the prime minister.

The prime minister said the initiative would importantly contribute to Cambodia's socio-economic development.

For his part, Gao said that his visit to Cambodia was to learn about Cambodia's strategy in connecting with the Belt and Road Initiative and to promote the implementation of agreements that the two countries had reached.

The minister said that he would hold talks with Cambodian Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak, Finance Minister Aun Porn Moniroth, and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol on Tuesday in order to explore ways to broaden bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, investment, and transport infrastructure development.

During the meeting, Hun Sen pinned the government's honorary medal to Gao to thank him for his contributions to the development of Cambodia.

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