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Li praises Cambodia's stand on South China Sea

Updated: 2016-07-15 13:15
By ZHAO HUANXIN in Ulaanbaatar and AN BAIJIE in Beijing (chinadaily.com.cn)

Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Friday that Cambodia has upheld objective and fair stance in the so-called arbitration case of the South China Sea disputes.

Cambodia has safeguarded international justice and regional order, and the country has played an irreplaceable role in maintaining the China-ASEAN relationship, Li said.

The premier made the remarks while meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen during the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting summit.

China will remain committed to resolving disputes through negotiation and consultation with relevant countries, and safeguard the peace, stability and free navigation of the South China Sea region, Li said.

Hun Sen said that Cambodia will continue to uphold justice and objective stance, and support relevant countries resolve disputes through dialogue.

Cambodia would like to make joint efforts with relevant parties to maintain the friendly and cooperative relationship between China and ASEAN countries, he said.

During the meeting, Li also said that China would like to push forward cooperation with Cambodia in areas including trade, investment, infrastructure, and tourism.

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