State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan said in Beijing Thursday that China is willing to join with Cambodia to improve bilateral ties.
Meeting with visiting Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, Tang said the China-Cambodia cooperative partnership covered politics, economics, military and culture.
The two sides shared opinions and supported each other on key issues of mutual interest, Tang said, adding China appreciated the efforts of Cambodia's royal family to foster bilateral ties.
Sihamoni called China "a reliable friend," expressing appreciation for China's valuable support and assistance to Cambodia's national reconciliation, peace and development.
The royal family, government, and its people would make every effort to advance bilateral relations, Sihamoni added.
The king also visited the eastern province of Anhui as a guest of Chinese government from December 24 to 27.
(Xinhua News Agency December 29, 2006)