Beijing, China (FN), May 16 – Cambodian King His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni praised President Xi Jinping for initiating community of shared future, an idealistic and conscientious move towards common destiny, addressing at the first Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilization (CDAC) on Thursday morning.

His Majesty also praised China for promoting the exchange of cultures and understanding through CDAC, held in Beijing from 15 to 22 May 2019.

"I believed that the results from the conference will greatly contribute to good relations among people of the Asian nations through deepening mutual understanding and promoting peaceful cooperation in the region,” His Majesty addressed.

His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni also urged to strengthen the religious moral values and the good traditions and relationships of Asian nations, as well as maintaining social harmony and peace in the region.

On 14 May, the King met Chinese President Xi Jinping during the CDAC and thanked the people of China for fostering deeper relations with the royal family, Royal du Cambodge’s said in a Facebook post.

King Sihamoni praised President Xi for helping developing countries through his initiative on community destiny.

“The Cambodian people will firmly stand with the people of China in all circumstances,” the King said. “Cambodia wishes to congratulate the People’s Republic of China for 70-year achievements; appreciates the important role China has played in international affairs; and firmly supports the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.”

“China will continue to support Cambodia in pursuing the development path suited to its own national conditions, and work with Cambodia to push their comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation to a new level,” Xi said as quoted by Royal du Cambodge Facebook page.

Both sides also pledged to implement the action plan for building a China-Cambodia community with a shared future to benefit the two peoples, and set an example for countries to respect each other's cultural diversity and promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.

China has become Cambodia’s top foreign investor, and a major donor and important trading partner.