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Wang due to visit Cambodia, Indonesia, PNG from today

The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Cambodia for the Seventh Meeting of the China-Cambodia Intergovernmental Coordination Committee, and he will also chair the Fourth Meeting of the China-Indonesia High-Level Dialogue Cooperation Mechanism.

Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Lin Jian said on Tuesday, from today until next Tuesday, Wang a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will pay an official visit to Cambodia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG).

China, Cambodia, Indonesia and PNG are all situated in the Asia-Pacific. They are all countries in varying stages of development, and are good friends through mutual respect, equality, mutual benefit, and common development, he said.

Under the strategic guidance of its head-of-state, China’s relations with the three countries have maintained robust momentum of growth, he said.

China has worked with both countries to build the China-Indonesia and the China-Cambodia community with a shared future, and have worked with PNG to advance comprehensive strategic partnership and deepen Belt and Road cooperation, Lin said.

“Through this visit, China looks forward to implementing the important common understandings reached between President Xi Jinping and the leaders of the three countries, in conducting high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, pursuing deeper and more substantive progress in the building the shared communities, and injecting new impetus into the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and PNG,” he said.

“We look to elevate China’s bilateral relations with the three countries to a new level. China stands ready to work with the three countries and other countries in the region to advance solidarity and cooperation, maintain peace and contribute to regional and global peace, stability and development,” Lin added.

Chum Sounry, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said yesterday, “The Ministry is preparing a press release to be issued soon.”

During the Sixth Meeting of the China-Cambodia Intergovernmental Coordination Committee in August last year, Wang met with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong and Deputy Prime Minister-designate Sun Chanthol, upon his arrival in Phnom Penh.

As a comprehensive strategic cooperative partner in building the China-Cambodia community, China firmly supports Cambodia in pursuing a development path suited to its national conditions, safeguarding sovereignty, independence and national dignity, and playing a greater role in regional and international affairs, Wang said.

China looks forward to working with Cambodia to follow the strategic guidance of President Xi and the Cambodian leader, giving full play to the coordinating role of the Intergovernmental Coordination Committee, to deepen the building of the China-Cambodia community, and live up to the trust of both leaders and the expectations of the two peoples, he said.

China will continue to support Cambodia in improving its infrastructure, upgrading its industrial development and propelling its growth and prosperity, he said.



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