China’s FM Wang Pledges Support for New Cambodian Leadership

Despite the changes in Phnom Penh, Cambodia-China relations are likely to maintain their current upward trajectory.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has pledged that his country will work to build a “high-quality” relationship with the new-look Cambodian leadership that is scheduled to take office next week.


Wang’s visit comes ahead of the planned handover of power from long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen to his 45-year-old son Hun Manet, part of a larger generational transfer within the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

After landing in Phnom Penh on Saturday, Wang met with both Hun Sen and his son, in addition to outgoing Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

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