Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, met here on Monday with Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, and both pledged to further bilateral ties.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, conveyed greetings and wishes from Chinese President Hu Jintao to Sihamoni.
The Chinese-Cambodian comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, under the care of Sihamoni and his father, former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, has been consolidated with steady progress, Jia said.
He also attributed such development to the efforts from the two governments and peoples.
Jia highlighted frequent high-level visits, contact at local and grass-roots level, as well as fruitful cooperation in various fields, which he said brought about tangible benefits to the two peoples.
China will, as always, support Cambodia to continue its development, as well as its efforts in developing its economy and improving people's livelihoods, Jia said.
He pledged to encourage more Chinese imports from Cambodia, more Chinese investments in Cambodia and more Chinese tourists to Cambodia.
Sihamoni spoke highly of the friendship between Chinese and Cambodian people, and said he appreciated China's long-term support for his country.
Cambodia will work with China to push forward bilateral cooperation, and will stick to the one-China policy, he said.
Jia Qinglin (R, Front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni (L, Front) in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)