Zhang Chunxian, Vice Chairperson of Presidium of National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China said that despite the critics from western countries, over one billion Chinese support Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for leading Cambodia to non-stop development, speaking in a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen at Peace Palace on Friday.
Zhang said that this is his third time to Cambodia and that he witnessed Cambodian people living in the rapid development, peace and freedom under the wise leadership of Cambodia premier.
Zhang appreciated the Cambodia-China relations reaching “ironclad” level and expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister and Cambodian People’s Party for upholding one China policy and for the mutual supports in the regional and international frameworks that contribute to regional and global peace.
“China supports Cambodia unconditionally,” Zhang said and pledged to expand Chinese market for Cambodian goods. He also recommended Cambodia to seek markets in Japan and Russia, as Cambodian products are of high quality.
Samdech Hun Sen thanked China for the grant aid, concessional loans, and other donations to support Cambodia building her economy and infrastructure. Without Chinese aid, not much could be accomplished.
The premier added that China also helps in political independence, serving as a backbone of Cambodia to be politically strong.
He also informed the Chinese delegation Cambodia’s economic growth in circle of 7.3 percent in 2018 and expected to grow over 7% in 2019, despite threat of EBA withdrawal.