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Cambodia PM leaves for China to seek more aid

Cambodia PM leaves for China to seek more aid
From Reuters - November 28, 2017

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, under Western donor pressure over a crackdown on his critics ahead of 2018 elections, will seek more aid and investment from China during a visit this week, his aide said.

Hun Sens aide, Sry Thamrong, said the prime minister will attend a special summit on Nov 30-Dec 3, which will be held by Communist Party of China (CPC) with other political parties under Chinese President Xi Jinpings theme, turning the world for the better and without interference.

Hun Sen will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese investors to talk aid and investment with the aim of creating more jobs in Cambodia, Sry Thamrong said.

Especially, we need more bridges on the Mekong River, we also need many more roads, train, sky train, these are the things that we need in the future, Sry Thamrong told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport before the departure.

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