Senior CPC Official Highlights Inter-party Exchanges With Cambodia

PHNOM PENH A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said here Saturday that the CPC is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Cambodian political parties to boost mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Cambodia. Zhou Yongkang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks when he met respectively with Heng Samrin, honorary chairman of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and president of Cambodia’s National Assembly, and Keo Puth Rasmey, chairman of the Funcinpec Party. As ruling parties, both the CPC and the CPP face onerous tasks in developing the economy and improving people’s living standards, Zhou said during his meeting with Heng. The CPC is willing to strengthen exchanges between the two parties, especially between their young members, to boost mutually beneficial cooperation and friendship between the two countries, said Zhou, who is also secretary of the the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee. Heng said that Cambodia appreciates China’s long-time sincere assistance to Cambodia’s national reconciliation and economic and social development. Heng said that Cambodia is proud of China’s enormous development achievements and regards China as a great friend. During his meeting with Keo Puth Rasmey, Zhou said the Funcinpec Party, as an important force in Cambodia’s politics, has made contributions to Cambodia’s stability, development and prosperity