Hun Sen Attends Dinner, Presentation in China

Accompanied by his wife, Bun Rany, Prime Minister Hun Sen continued his trip to China on Tuesday evening by attending a dinner reception hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to state news agency Agence Kampuchea Press.

Mr. Hun Sen and his delegation of high-level officials had earlier in the day attended a presentation detailing China’s program of reforms and decentralization, AKP reported.

The state media agency said Mr. Hun Sen told attendants at the presentation that wiping out corruption, decentralization and reversing environmental pollution are projects that Cambodia shares with China.

On Monday, the prime minister met with Cao Peixi, chairman of China Huaneng Group, which is one of two investors in the 400-MW Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam in Stung Treng province, it reported. Mr. Cao told the prime minister that the project would be completed by 2017 at a total cost of $977 million.

Mr. Hun Sen implored the company to minimize the dam’s environmental impact and to ensure local people are properly relocated, according to AKP.

Mr. Hun Sen is set to return on Sunday.

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