Phnom Penh (FN), May 9 – Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has considered the 60-year Cambodia-China friendship "unbreakable”. Cambodia-China friendship is a model of a state-to-state exchange.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's remarks were made at a royal courtesy to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni on 8 May 2020 in Beijing, China, where His Majesty King receives a health check.

During the royal courtesy, His Majesty told Minister Wang Yi that Cambodia-China friendship, which was initiated by the Late King Father Norodom Sihanouk since 1958, has contributed greatly, according to a “Royal du Cambodge” Facebook page on Saturday.

His Majesty stressed that on the basis of establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership, the two sides are working to promote community of shared future towards a new era of development and prosperity.

Minister Wang Yi said that the Chinese side is also pleased that Cambodia is capable in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic under the shade of the monarchy and under the wise leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Chinese Foreign Minister continued: the two sides should further strengthen their solidarity and cooperation as well as exchange experiences in defense and management as well as economic and social restoration.

Wang Yi also recalled the Cambodian spirit of support for China during the hardship in the fight against the pandemic; in particular, the huge support from Cambodian Queen Mother and His Majesty King, and Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Beijing at the time of crisis.

His Majesty King Sihamoni congratulated China on fighting against Covid-19 pandemic under the wise leadership of President Xi Jinping. The King also highly valued Chinese philosophy of governance and thanked China for assisting Cambodia in combating Covid-19.