Cambodian PM says joint COVID-19 fight uplifts Cambodia-China ties

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen speaks at a press conference on the latest situation of COVID-19 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2020. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that mutual help between Cambodia and China in the time of COVID-19 pandemic has uplifted the bilateral relations to new heights. (Photo by Li Lay/Xinhua)

PHNOM PENH, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that mutual help between Cambodia and China in the time of COVID-19 pandemic has uplifted the bilateral relations to new heights.



"A friend in need is a friend indeed," he said during a press conference on the latest situation of COVID-19 in Cambodia. "Cambodia-China friendship takes a step further and will reach new heights after this event."



Hun Sen said when China was facing its difficult time in fighting the virus, he paid a special visit to Beijing on Feb. 5 to show solidarity, and Cambodia had also donated medical supplies to China.



He added that recently, after the situation of COVID-19 in China has been brought under control, in return, China has sent medical experts and supplies to Cambodia and other countries to help fight the virus.



"This is a role model for cooperation between countries," he said. "China's medical aid is timely and very important, and I hope that China will continue to help Cambodia."



Cambodia has so far recorded a total of 115 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, with 58 patients cured, according to the Ministry of Health.


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