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Delegation of China-ASEAN Association visits Cambodia

2008-11-25 09:54:38 GMT2008-11-25 17:54:38 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- A delegation of the China-ASEAN Association here on Tuesday met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, initiated a cataract removal project and donated a digital library to local university.

During the meeting with the king, both sides reviewed the bilateral cooperation and exchange between Cambodia and China in the past years, and wished the two countries to conduct more joint works in various sectors in the future.

The Cambodian-Chinese ties are expected to arise to a new level over the current trust and friendship, both sides agreed.

For the surgery project at the Preah Ang Duong Hospital, about a hundred of Cambodian patients will receive cataract operation conducted by Chinese ophthalmologists.

The hospital used to treat half of the country's cataract patients, whose number rises by 20,000 per year.

At the Royal Academy of Cambodia, the delegation donated a digital library, where users can find rich data and information with a computer.

Acting Prime Minister Sok An told the donation ceremony that the library is expected to provide a new way for students and teachers to conduct their study and teaching work.

The delegation arrived here on Monday to carry out the programs to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia and the Year of China-Cambodia Friendship 2008.

The China-ASEAN Association is a civilian organization devoted to promoting the ties between China and ASEAN nations in the fields of politics, culture, economy and trade, technology, sports, health and tourism.

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