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Cambodian PM to attend "Belt and Road" summit in Beijing: FM

Editor: zhenglimin 丨Xinhua

03-09-2017 18:08 BJT

PHNOM PENH, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will attend the "Belt and Road" summit in Beijing in May, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said Thursday.

Hun Sen's forthcoming trip is both to attend the summit and to pay an official visit to China, Prak Sokhonn said during a receiving ceremony of office equipment and a bus from the Chinese Embassy to Cambodia.

Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo said the Cambodian prime minister's upcoming visit would further enhance pragmatic cooperation in all fields between the two countries.

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative, known as the "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 the ancient trade routes.

To back the initiative, China has established the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Silk Road Fund.

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