PHNOM PENH, April 7 -- China and Cambodia pledged on Friday to further develop bilateral relations and enhance strategic mutual trust.
When meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Sun Chunlan, head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said the two countries are "good neighbors, friends, brothers and partners."
China appreciates Cambodia for its support on China's core interest issues, she said.
"China is willing to join hands with Cambodia to enhance strategic mutual trust, deepen exchanges on governance of nation and party, and strengthen cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative," Sun added.
The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative, known as Belt and Road Initiative, was proposed by China in 2013 with the aim of building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes.
Hun Sen said the Cambodian government has viewed China as its true friend, and given priority to the development of ties with China in the country's foreign policy.
The prime minister thanked China for its help and support to Cambodia's socio-economic development, expressing willingness to exchange experience on the governance of country and party.
Sun, who is leading a CPC delegation to Cambodia, arrived here Thursday for a four-day visit.