Xu Qiliang visits Chinese doctors working in Cambodian military hospital
Source: Xinhua
Time: 2014-May-9 16:39

PHNOM PENH, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Xu Qiliang, visiting vice- chairman of China's Central Military Commission, on Thursday visited a group of 10 Chinese doctors working at the Preah Ketomelea Hospital, known as the Military Hospital, in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.


Xu was accompanied by Chay Saing Yun, secretary of state of the Cambodian Defense Ministry, and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo, during his visit to the hospital.


"Your direct help to Cambodian patients has greatly contributed to further promoting friendship relations between China and Cambodia," he told a ceremony, which was attended by both Chinese and Cambodian medical officers at the hospital.


He said China and Cambodia are good neighbors, friends, brothers, and partners. Thanks to the joint commitment by the leaders of the two countries, Chinese and Cambodian ties will be further developed in the future.


Ly Sovan, the hospital director, said the hospital, built in 1928, is one of the oldest in Cambodia. Since 2002, China has funded for the renovation and construction of buildings, provided the hospital with modern medical equipment and facilities as well as Chinese medical experts.


"Chinese support is very important to build capacity for Cambodian doctors and to improve the health of Cambodian people and military personnel," he said.


Xu arrived in Cambodia on Thursday for a four-day visit to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation. He is scheduled to meet separately with Prime Minister Hun Sen and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh.

Editor:Xu Rui
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