Phnom Penh (FN), Sep. 14 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet and a high-level delegation departed Phnom Penh to pay an official visit to China from 14-16 September 2023, at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Qiang.

“During the official visit, Samdech Tipadei Hun Manet will pay separate courtesy calls on Chinese president Xi Jinping and chairman of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China. The discussions will encompass exchanges on topics, including the building of a Cambodia-China Community with a Shared Future in the new era, the further advancement in Diamond Cooperation, strategic directions for Cambodia-China relations, and regional and international matters of common interest.,” according to Foreign Ministry’s press release dated 12 September 2023.

“Samdech Thipadei Hun Manet will hold a bilateral meeting with premier Li Qiang to deliberate on bilateral and multilateral cooperation. The two prime ministers will preside over a signing ceremony for several cooperation documents.

Following the official visit, Samdech Thipadei will participate in the 20th ASEAN-China Expo on 16-17 September 2023 in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

As Cambodia and China are commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations and the Year of Friendship, the forthcoming visit of Samdech Thipadei is poised to further consolidate the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation between the two nations. It will enhance the Diamond Cooperation Framework and promote collaboration across various regional and international platforms, delivering mutual benefits to both countries and peoples.”