An eight-member delegation from China came to Cambodia for a three-day visit to increase cooperation between the two countries, said Chum Sounry, director of the press department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong on Tuesday to discuss economic possibilities, the agricultural sector and building infrastructure.
Hor Namhong wants China to inject more investment into Cambodia, Chum Sounry said. He also wants China to take part in constructing infrastructure here and building up the agricultural sector.
The Chinese delegation also was here to examine a $47 million loan from China to Cambodia to build two dams, one in Stung Chinit in Kompong Thom province and the other in Vai Kor in Prey Veng province, bordering with Svay Rieng province.
The dams will be used to irrigate crops in the impoverished and parched provinces.
The delegation left Tuesday, said Miao Miao, third secretary at the Chinese embassy.
In recent years, Cambodia’s relationship with China has grown stronger. Along with political support, China also provides a significant amount of aid and investment to Cambodia.