Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 10 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen stressed that going forward, China and ASEAN must continue working together in the fight against and overcoming COVID19 pandemic so as to sustain socio-economic activities and people’s livelihood.

The premier spoke at the opening of the 18th China-ASEAN Expo, with the theme of “Sharing Opportunities Created by the New Land-Sea Corridor, Building the China-ASEAN Community with a Shared Future” via videoconference, held on Friday.

“The fight against this global pandemic requires solidarity, trust, joint planning as well as action in a prudent manner under multilateralism mechanism with respect for international law and sovereignty of each country”, the premier underlined.

“In addition, China-ASEAN must continue promoting cooperation in all sectors, especially finance and trade, in order to accelerate the socio-economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID19 crisis through widening the openness of market and flows of free trade, as well as facilitation of investment flows, which would enable Cambodia and other countries in the region to promote exports of potential commodities and get more financial resources.”

On behalf of the Royal Government and the people of Cambodia, the premier expressed his deep gratitude to the government and the people of China for the assistance to the Royal Government and the people of Cambodia through all forms of supports, including COVID19 treatment techniques, medical equipment, and especially the donation of the COVID19 vaccines as well as the facilitation of vaccine purchases from China.

At the same time, Samdech highly commended the Government and the people of China for the active participation and its leading role in the fight against the COVID19 at the global level, via the production and distribution of vaccines, provision of medical equipment as well as experience-sharing on prevention, care and treatment for the COVID19 patients.

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