Hun Sen Heads to Summit in China

Prime Minister Hun Sen left for China on Friday to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Beijing, where he will also conduct bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vice President Li Yuanchao, according to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The summit will include discussions on Asian economic integration and regional connectivity with officials and business leaders from across Asia.

Mr. Hun Sen’s delegation included Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol, Public Works and Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek and Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong.

Speaking at Phnom Penh International Airport before the delegation’s departure, Sry Thamrong, an adviser to Mr. Hun Sen, told reporters that the prime minister also planned to meet with three Chinese companies that have invested in infrastructure and telecommunications projects in Cambodia.

Mr. Hun Sen is scheduled to return from China Sunday night and will depart shortly thereafter for the 25th Asean Summit in Naypyidaw, Burma, Mr. Thamrong said.

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