between ago. China Through China and the Cambodia and Maritime Cambodia are Silk traditional date Road, back friendly porcelains to the neighbors. Angkor and lacquerwares period The friendly over 1000 from exchanges China years were introduced to the Cambodian people, and so were spices and beeswax from Cambodia to the Chinese people.
Business exchanges between Chinese businessmen and Cambodian people in ancient times were vividly described in the Bayon frescoes in Siem Reap. In 1958, newly independent Cambodia established diplomatic relations with China and opened a new chapter for China-Cambodia friendship in modern times. Fostered by the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and successive Chinese leaders, the traditional friendship between our two countries has demonstrated even more vigor and vitality.
The recent years have witnessed consolidation of political mutual trust and deepened cooperation in various fields between our two countries under the guidance of national leaders from both sides. President Xi Jinping’s state visit in 2016 was warmly welcomed by Cambodian royal family, government and people. During the visit, China and Cambodia signed 31 cooperation documents, promoting the China-Cambodia comprehensive
strategic partnership of cooperation to a new historic level. The
successful visit of Premier Li Keqiang in January of 2018 kicked
off the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations
between the two countries. The visit witnessed the signature of 19
cooperation documents in various fields, including politics, economy,
trade, health, forestry, agriculture, culture, etc, which injected new
impetus for the development of China-Cambodia relations.
in target investment 2017 The growth set bilateral amounted by from rate both trade China of sides. to 21.7%, 5.79 volume to By billion Cambodia the exceeding between end US of dollars has China 2017, the registered with 5 and the billion-dollar a contracted Cambodia year-onyear 12.57
billion foreign US investment dollars. China of Cambodia has been for the successive biggest source years. of
China helped Cambodia construct 2693 km of highway in 31
construction projects, 7 big-scale bridges (with the 8th one
under construction), 14 water conservancy projects (irrigating
a total area of 0.45 million hectares), 8037 km of power
transmission and transformation lines and 24 substations in
9 projects. It is fair to say that China has made significant
contribution to the development of Cambodia in various fields,
including infrastructure, power generation, agriculture, tourism,
special economic zone, etc.
The Cambodian government is actively deepening the
strategic synergy of the third stage of its Rectangular Strategy
and the Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025 with the “Belt
and Road” Initiative and the China-Cambodia production capacity
cooperation. There is great potential for future cooperation
between both sides in trade and investment, production capacity,
interconnectivity of infrastructure, energy resources, etc.
With joint efforts of China and Cambodia, the complementary
advantages between both sides will surely be continuously and
fully demonstrated. The economic and trade cooperation is bound
to enter a new stage of comprehensive development, bringing
more substantial benefits to both peoples.