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Hun Sen's Cambodia

Cambodian leader, in Beijing, says China pledges nearly $600m in aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China, January 21, 2019.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- China has pledged 4 billion yuan ($588 million) in aid to Cambodia from 2019 to 2021, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday, highlighting strong ties between Beijing and Phnom Penh amid a European Union threat of trade sanctions.

Hun Sen is on a three-day visit to China, his most important regional ally, and held bilateral talks with President Xi Jinping in Beijing in which he asked for more aid and investment in his Southeast Asian country's crucial textile industry.

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