Bejing (FN), Feb. 10 – Chinese president Xi Jinping thanked Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen for publicly declaring, "if I do not rely on China, who should I rely on?"

Xi Jinping made the remarks during a courtesy call by premier Hun Sen on Friday morning (Feb. 10) in Beijing, China.

The premier's statement was made at the International Conference on "The Future of Asia" hosted by Japan's Nikkei via video on 20 May 2021 in response to the moderator’s question concerning that Cambodia was biased or heavily dependent on China.

For 65 years, Cambodia and China have enjoyed ironclad friendship and fruitful diplomatic ties.

Cambodia and China have stood together through thick and thin. Cambodia has always maintained its unwavering adherence to the one-China policy.