11 July 2024

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen who is visiting China to demonstrate support for the country which is facing the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

 

“A friend in need is a friend indeed as the Cambodian people stand with the Chinese people at this special moment,” Xinhua News quoted President Xi as saying.

Xi said Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his mother, former Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, had specially extended sympathy and support to the Chinese side, according to Xinhua News.

 

It quoted Xi as saying that the Cambodian prime minister’s visit “demonstrated unbreakable friendship and mutual trust between the two sides and showcased the essence of building a community of shared future of the two countries.”

Xi said China deeply appreciated Cambodia’s such moves, it reported.

 

“We will take good care of Cambodian citizens in China, including Cambodian students studying in China, and protect their lives and health as we treat Chinese citizens,” said Xi.

Xinhua News quoted Hun Sen as saying when China was in a difficult time, the Cambodian people stood firmly with the Chinese people to undergo and overcome common difficulties, and the two countries are truly “steadfast friends.”

 

Hun Sen said that he decided to make a special visit to China with an aim to showcase Cambodia’s support to China in fighting the outbreak of the epidemic.