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Chinese vice president says to promote ties with Cambodia

2009-12-20 18:15:40 GMT2009-12-21 02:15:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L front) meets with Sok An, Cambodian deputy prime minister and minister of council of ministers, in Siemreab, Cambodia, Dec. 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

SIEM REAP, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met here with Cambodia's deputy prime minister on Sunday and voiced China's willingness to push for a higher-level relations with the country.

During the meeting, Xi said bilateral friendship could date back to ancient times and both sides have maintained close contacts.

Describing the ties as an example for friendly cooperation, Xi said the Chinese side is willing to enhance cooperation with Cambodia in various fields and push bilateral relations to a higher level, so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples.

Xi noted that Siemp Reap province has become a sister province with Yunnan, southwest China.

He hoped that Siemp Reap, during its close contact with Yunnan, as well as other Chinese provinces, could give full play to the complementary advantages and expand exchanges and cooperation, in a bid to achieve common development.

Sok An said Xi's visit will definitely promote the current bilateral friendly cooperation between the two countries.

Cambodia is willing to enhance all-round cooperation with China to bring further benefits to the people of the two countries, Sok An said.

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