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State Councilor Yang Jiechi arrives in Cambodia for working visit

Updated: Dec 30,2014 7:48 AM     Xinhua

PHNOM PENH — State Councilor Yang Jiechi arrived in the capital of Cambodia on Dec 29 for the second meeting of the Cambodia-China Inter-Governmental Coordination Committee, which will be held on Dec 30.

Yang was welcomed by Cambodian Foreign Secretary of State Long Visalo and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo as well as other dignitaries at Phnom Penh International Airport upon his arrival.

During his stay in Cambodia, Yang and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will co-chair the second meeting of the Cambodia-China Inter-Governmental Coordination Committee and witness the signing ceremony of eight documents for bilateral cooperation, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a news statement.

The documents will be focused on the bilateral cooperation in social, economic and educational development, the statement said, adding that one of them is the Chinese donation of 200 sets of ultrasound machines to Cambodian hospitals.

Yang and Namhong will also inaugurate the Chinese Cultural Mansion in Cambodia.

Yang will be received in royal audience by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, and pay a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, it said.