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China's Wang Yi visits Cambodia, meets with Hun Sen and son

Move comes days after announcement of Hun Manet's appointment as prime minister

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's eldest son, Hun Manet, right, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Aug. 13. (Photo by Kok Ky/Cambodia's Government Cabinet via AP)

PHNOM PENH (AP) -- China's foreign minister visited Cambodia over the weekend to reaffirm his country's commitment to the Southeast Asian country after its incumbent prime minister handed off the job to his son following a one-sided election last month, officials said.

Wang is the first foreign leader to visit Cambodia, days after Hun Sen's announcement that his 45-year-old son and the country's army chief, Hun Manet, is replacing him.

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