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Cambodian, Chinese military officials pledge to advance ties

2014-03-17 18:23 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e

Cambodian and Chinese senior military officials on Monday vowed to deepen bilateral ties and cooperation for mutual benefits.

The commitment was made during a meeting between Gen. Pol Saroeun, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces ( RCAF), and Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Armyand chairman of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies.

Sun Jianguo said China and Cambodia are good friends, neighbors, brothers and partners, and his visit to Cambodia aimed to further enhance long-standing friendly relations and cooperation between the armies of the two countries.

"With strong commitment and efforts by the leaders of the two countries, I believe that our bilateral ties and cooperation will get closer and stronger from day to day," he said.

He pledged to continue supporting the RCAF through human resources development. He also proposed that there should be more frequent exchange of visits by both sides' senior military officials.

Pol Saroeun highly spoke of nice ties and cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

He said it was necessary for the two countries to further deepen relations and cooperation for mutual benefits, requesting the Chinese side to grant scholarships to Cambodian military personnel.

Pol Saroeun reiterated Cambodia's staunch support for the one- China policy.

Sun Jianguo arrived here Saturday on a three-day visit.

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