Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission Admiral Sun Jianguo (R) meets with Director General of Cambodian Defense Ministry's Policy and Foreign Affairs Department General Nem Sowath (L) in Beijing on July 28, 2016. (mod.gov.cn/Li Xiaowei)
BEIJING, July 29 (ChinaMil) -- Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), met with General Nem Sowath, director general of Cambodian Defense Ministry's Policy and Foreign Affairs Department in Beijing on Thursday.
As good neighbors, good friends, good brothers and good partners in a community of common destiny, China firmly supports Cambodia to take a path of development suiting its own national conditions, also supports Cambodia's efforts to maintain sovereign independence, keep stability and accelerate development, Sun said.
Chinese military is willing to strengthen cooperation with Cambodian military in the areas of exchange of group visits, construction of military academies, medical service, personnel training, and multilateral affairs to achieve new progress in bilateral military relations, Sun added.
During their meeting, Sun elaborated China's principle stance on the South China Sea arbitration unilaterally initiated by the Philippines. Sun said that China thanks Cambodia for its adherence to a fair stance on the South China Sea issue and its full support for China.
Nem Sowath said that the traditional friendship between Cambodia and China has been carried forward for generations, and the mil-to-mil exchange and cooperation also contribute to the development of bilateral state relations.
The Cambodian government and military are grateful to China for its enormous support and assistance, and will always adhere to the one-China policy and firmly support China's stance on the South China Sea issue, Nem Sowath said.