Cambodian deputy Prime Minister Ieng Sary has been on an official visit to China, following his recent visit to the U.
Cambodian deputy Prime Minister Ieng Sary has been on an official visit to China, following his recent visit to the U.S.A. during which he addressed the General Assembly at the United Nations.
SYNOPSIS: The Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister was greeted by Chairman Hua Kuo-feng, Chairman of the Central Committee and Premier of the State Council. Other Chinese delegates at the meeting were Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Vice-Chairman Wang Tung-hsing, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Teng Ying-chan, and other leading Chinese politicians.
The meeting was cordial, and there was much to discuss, with both countries having many mutual interests. Mr. Sary in his recent address to the United Nations said that "Cambodia faces acts of aggression and annexation on a grand scale", which taken to mean the conflict Cambodia has with Vietnam. China has also accused Vietnam of persecuting and expelling Chinese residents, with nearly 80,000 Chinese said to have been expelled from Vietnam since the beginning of April. During the conversation Chairman Hua said that the Communist party of Kampuchia (Cambodia) has grown up during the struggles and can stand any test. Mr. Sary said that the Cambodian people's struggle was only to defend their own national independence and state sovereignty and declared that Cambodia and China are comrades-in-arms.