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Top legislator says to enhance parliament links with Cambodia
Posted: November-5-2010Adjust font size:
Wu Bangguo (L, front) meets with Cambodian Senate President Chea Sim in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 4, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo said here Thursday that he is aimed at enhancing parliamentary ties between China and Cambodia and elevating the ties to a new high during his visit.

"One of the key purposes of my visit is to strengthen high- level exchanges with Cambodian parliament, broaden friendly communications between various committees, deepen exchanges of experiences in legislature and upgrade parliamentary ties between the two countries to a new high," Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, said during a meeting with Senate Chairman: Chea Sim.

Wu arrived here on Wednesday for a four-day official visit, the first of its kind to the Southeast Asian country by a Chinese top legislator in nearly 10 years.

With joint efforts of the two countries' leaders and the two peoples, the traditional China-Cambodia friendship turns ever stronger as time goes by and cooperation in various fields has blossomed, bringing tangible benefits the two peoples, Wu said.

Deepening and broadening the China-Cambodia all-round cooperative partnership remains China's unswerving policy, he said, adding that China is willing to join efforts with Cambodia to further bilateral friendly exchanges, deepen strategic coordination in multilateral mechanism.

Wu also called for mutual understanding and support for each other's core interests and major issues. For his part, Chea Sim thanked China for its long-time support and assistance to Cambodia, saying Cambodia is ready to further enhance cooperation with China in international affairs.

Wu also held talks with Cambodia's National Assembly President Heng Samrim on Thursday. He is scheduled to hold talks with King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen later in the day.

Source: Xinhua 2010-11-04Editor: Lydia
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