PHNOM PENH, March 25, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Tung Ciny (L, front), chairman of Cambodian Science and Technology Commission, shakes hands with Lin Xuwei (R, front), Secretary General of Shanghai Technology Business Federation, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 25, 2016. Cambodia and China on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation in science and technology. (Xinhua/Sovan)
PHNOM PENH, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia and China on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in science and technology, officials said.
The deal was inked here between Tung Ciny, chairman of the Cambodia's Science and Technology Commission, and Lin Xuwei, secretary general of the science and technology commission of China's Shanghai Municipality, under the presence of Cambodian Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh.
Lin said the MoU will be valid for three years, under which the Chinese side will help train Cambodian officials in science, technology and innovation, which are important parts for economic development.
"I'm confident that the cooperation will further enhance relations between China and Cambodia," he said.
Prasidh said the cooperation will not only support Cambodia in the development of science, technology and innovation, but also contribute to the implementation of the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative.
He said Cambodia is preparing to set up an innovation center and hopes that China will support this center in the future.