China, Cambodia pledge stronger ties as Xi Jinping welcomes new PM Hun Manet to Beijing

Beijing and Phnom Penh promise further cooperation in law enforcement, security and industry. Trip marks Hun Manet’s first bilateral visit since succeeding his father to become Cambodian leader.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday pledged more support on “national sovereignty, security, and development”, as Beijing grapples with tensions in the Indo-Pacific.


During a visit to Beijing, Hun Manet also promised to improve law enforcement and security cooperation to crack down on cyber scams in Southeast Asia, activities that that often target Chinese nationals.

“Regardless of changes in the international and regional situations, China has always been Cambodia’s most trustworthy friend and most steadfast supporter,” Xi was quoted by Chinese state media as saying.

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