China Pledges $10 Billion in Support to Cambodia as Relations With West Deteriorate

China's pledge followed a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday on the third day of the prime minister's four-day visit to Beijing.

Phnom Penh – China has pledged to import 400,000 tons of Cambodian rice, expanding the trade volume between Cambodia and China to $10 billion by 2023 and granting nearly $600 million to Cambodia, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

China’s pledge followed a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday on the third day of the prime minister’s four-day visit to Beijing.

“His Excellency [Xi Jinping] said that although international relations have changed, the relations between China and Cambodia are certainly benefiting each other, and through this, China will continue to expand cooperation with Cambodia, especially for the development of Cambodia to be twice more solid,” according to the post.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-pledges-10-billion-in-support-to-cambodia-as-relations-with-west-deteriorate/4755548.html

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