Prime Minister Hun Manet hit back at critics who deplore Cambodia’s close relationship with China and the Kingdom’s pledge to support the One China policy, pointing out that the stance is maintained by 180 other countries and even the US.
Members of the Cambodian diaspora are rallying in support of Prime Minister Hun Manet’s forthcoming visit to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City this week.
Thailand's newly elected Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is scheduled to visit Cambodia later this month in a move aimed at bolstering bilateral relations, according to senior officials from both nations.
Several experts in international relations and political science have endorsed the recent agreement between Cambodian and Chinese leaders to align the Kingdom’s Pentagonal Strategy with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The leaders of Cambodia and China have pledged to unswervingly develop their ever-lasting friendship and deepen cooperation for mutual benefits, no matter how the international situation may change, according to a September 16 joint statement.
Chinese President Xi Jinping regards Cambodia-China ties as a “large tree with strong deep roots, which will give everlasting fruit to both countries”.
Prime Minister Hun Manet arrived in Beijing on September 14 for his first official visit to China, where he is slated to attend the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and meet other leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Former Prime Minister Hun Sen, in his capacity as president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), recently met with Japanese ambassador Atsushi Ueno to discuss bilateral relations as the two countries mark their 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Cambodia and the US have committed to further enhancing cooperation in the fields of law and justice, especially under the new government led by Prime Minister Hun Manet.
Prime Minister Hun Manet departed Cambodia on the morning of September 14 for his first official visit to China, where he is slated to attend the 20th China-ASEAN Expo and meet with other leaders.