In early November 2012, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met in the capital Phnom Penh with visiting Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying to discuss ways to further advance bilateral ties.
Both sides expressed satisfactions with the good relations and cooperation between the two countries and pledged to further heighten the ties for mutual interests. Cambodia and China raised the bilateral relation level to the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation in December 2010.
The two countries agreed to form a joint committee, which will lead by the two countries’ vice foreign ministers, to draft an action plan for the implementation of the comprehensive strategic partnership. The committee will meet its first meeting late this year, or early next year.
Hor Namhong also expressed gratitude to the government and people of China for supporting Cambodia in all fields.
On the issue of South China Sea, both sides agreed that the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) must be implemented fully and effectively to transform the South China Sea into a “permanent” sea of peace, stability, friendship and cooperation for mutual benefits and interests.
Fu visited Cambodia to attend the opening ceremony of the workshop on the 10th anniversary of the DOC.
Source: China Daily “Cambodia, China to further enhance ties”
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