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Cambodian PM flies to Shanghai for leaders' summit

CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Shanghai, China this morning to attend the 4th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Hun Sen is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Minister of Rural Development Chea Sophara, and other members of the government, Sry Thamarong, a senior official at the Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cabinet, told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport ahead of departure.

"The summit will focus on enhancing dialogue, confidence and coordination, and on jointly constructing a new Asia with peace, stability and cooperation," he said. "It will also be a forum for leaders in Asia to exchange views on security issues and new challenges."

He said the summit is called in the context that the situations in Asian region and the world are going through complicated changes, and the Asian region has faced unprecedented opportunities and challenges.

According to Sry Thamarong, Hun Sen will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and visit the Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute during his stay in Shanghai.

The prime minister will also give an interview with Chinese media on Tuesday afternoon.

CICA was established in 1993 as a forum for dialogue and consultations and promotion of confidence building measures among its members on security and development. It now has 24 member states and 13 observer states and organizations.


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