Phnom Penh (FN), June 4 - About 2,000 chinese delegates are visiting Cambodia from 2-8 June 2019 to celebrate “First China-Cambodia Culture and Tourism Year".

A number of Chinese delegates arrived Cambodia through Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airport, with a warm welcome from the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.

The Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in collaboration with Chinese side will organize the joint Cambodia-China Performance at Koh Pich Theater on Wednesday evening, accompanied by “Business Matching Between Tour Operators of Cambodia and China".

Year of Tourism and Culture celebration aims to promote cultural and tourist exchanges between the two nations.

The 2,000 Chinese delegates visiting Cambodia will explore investment opportunity in tourism sector in Cambodia, and promote the potential Cambodia's tourism to Chinese people, aiming to attract more Chinese tourists to Cambodia.

“As a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Cambodia and China have embraced good traditional friendship and good cooperation, and are developing in many areas,” stated Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Opening of “First China-Cambodia Culture and Tourism Year” on 30 January 2019 at Chaktomuk Hall, Phnom Penh.

“Strong interaction and all-level exchange of visits, including the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Summit in Phnom Penh, the first China-Cambodia Tourism Forum, and the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries in 2018, in particular my recent official visit to Beijing have strengthened the spirit of solidarity, friendship and brotherhood between the two nations,” he added.

Strongman Hun Sen underlined that tourism creates sources of income that could support and strengthen cultural development in the era of creativity and globalization; and hoped that “First China-Cambodia Culture and Tourism Year” will pave new opportunity for Chinese investors and tourists to come to Cambodia, which contributes to Cambodia’s economic growth.