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Phnom Penh, Beijing Sister Cities
Post Time: 01/06/2018

On May 21, Qi Jing, member of the Beijing Municipal Standing Committee and head of the United Front Work Department, and Khuong Streng, governor of Phnom Penh, signed an agreement to become sister cities during the former’s visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Phnom Penh officially became the 56th international sister city of Beijing.

The friendship between China and Cambodia has a long and illustrious history, and Cambodia is one of China’s friendly neighbors and important partners. As the capitals of the two countries, Beijing and Phnom Penh have increased their exchanges and deepened cooperation in various fields. The year 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia. At this historic moment, the establishment of Beijing and Phnom Penh as sister cities has special significance. The two cities will carry out comprehensive pragmatic cooperation, which will benefit their people and contribute to long-term friendship between the Chinese and Cambodian people.

Xiong Bo, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia; representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia; the Minister of the Interior; and the Cambodia-China Friendship Association, as well as four deputy mayors, nine secretary generals of the General Office, and twenty six directors of Phnom Penh attended the signing ceremony.

After the signing of the agreement, Qi Jing and Khuong Streng each made speeches wishing the two cities pragmatic achievements in the future. (Translated by Jiao Tingting, edited by Kendra Fiddler)


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