Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 24 – The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian reaffirmed China’s commitment to supporting Cambodia’s independence, sovereignty, and development; particularly China will support Cambodia to play bigger role on international stage.

The statement was made when Wang paid a courtesy call on Cambodian National Assembly President Heng Samrin on Monday at the National Assembly.

Wang praised Cambodia’s rapid development, thanks to peace and stability. He highlighted Cambodia-China relations, which was promoted to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Cooperation in 2010; and pledged to further strengthen both countries’ cooperation through all-level exchanges of visits, particularly the visit of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to China in time ahead.

President Heng Samrin congratulated Wang Wentian for his appointment as Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia; and stressed that Wang's mission is of great significance to strengthen the cooperation between the two nations.

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Cambodia-China official diplomacy, which was initiated by Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk and premier of China Zhou Enlai.