Delegation From China Here To Strengthen Relationship

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.

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