PHNOM PENH, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s trip to Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries would further strengthen China-ASEAN ties and anti-COVID-19 cooperation as well as contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the region, Cambodian officials and experts said on Monday.
Wang concluded his two-day official visit to Cambodia on Monday afternoon. Cambodia is the first leg of his Southeast Asia tour, which will also take him to Malaysia, Laos and Thailand, with a transit visit in Singapore.
In Phnom Penh, he met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and witnessed the signing of China-Cambodia free trade agreement (CCFTA) and other documents on bilateral cooperation.
Apart from the talks, Wang also interacted with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn as well as Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, co-chair of the Cambodia-China Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee.
CCFTA TO PROVIDE GREAT BENEFIT TO CAMBODIA
Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak said it was the first-ever bilateral free trade agreement for Cambodia.
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