His Majesty the King Meets Chinese President

Phnom Penh, May 16, 2019 –His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, granted a royal audience to Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping in Beijing, China on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations (CDAC).

According to Chinese News Agency Xinhua, H.E. Xi Jinpong noted that China cherishes its special friendship with the Cambodian royal family, and affirmed that China will continue to support Cambodia in pursuing the development path suited to its own national conditions, and work with Cambodia to push their comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation to a new level.

The two sides should well implement the action plan for building a community of shared future for China and Cambodia to deliver benefits to the two peoples, the Chinese President said.

China and Cambodia should set an example for countries to respect each other’s cultural diversity and promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilisations, he noted.

His Majesty the King said the Cambodian people will stand firmly with the Chinese people under any circumstances.

Cambodia congratulates the People’s Republic of China on the tremendous achievements it has made since its founding 70 years ago, appreciates the important role China has played in international affairs, and firmly supports the joint construction of the Belt and Road, the Cambodian monarch said.

The CDAC proposed by President Xi will play a major role in promoting cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among countries, underlined His Majesty the King.

By C. Nika