2008-07-18 15:57:16 GMT 2008-07-18 23:57:16 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- An official reception was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia here on Friday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi addressed the reception, saying the two nations enjoyed a long-lasting friendship; to further grow the comprehensive partnership of cooperation is both the firm policy of the Chinese government and the common desire of the two peoples.
He said the Chinese government and people attached great importance to China-Cambodia relations. China was willing to work with Cambodia to push forward the traditional friendship, deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation, promote common development and make new progress to regional peace and prosperity.
Khek M. Caimealy, the Cambodian Ambassador to China, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the strong bonds of friendship, mutual solidarity, cooperation and assistance had never ceased to develop and strengthen.
She reaffirmed Cambodia adhered to the one-China policy and wished the Beijing Olympic Games a complete success.
Some 200 people from China and Cambodia and some ambassadors of other countries to China attended the reception.