Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey, president of Cambodia's royalist Funcinpec Party, and both sides pledged to continue niceties even though Funcinpec Party has not won a single seat in the parliamentary poll last month.
Speaking in a meeting, Wang said that even though the situation of Funcinpec Party would be changed, the friendly relationship between the Communist Party of China and the Funcinpec Party would never be changed, Funcinpec Party's spokesman Keo Puth Reaksmey told reporters after the meeting.
Wang promised to continue deepening ties and cooperation between the two parties.
Funcinpec Party is in the existing coalition government of the ruling Cambodian People's Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen, but it did not win a single seat in the parliamentary election on July 28.
Funcinpec was founded by late former King Norodom Sihanouk in 1981. Sihanouk was the founder of Cambodia-China diplomatic relations in 1958.
Meanwhile, Princess Norodom Arun Rasmey spoke highly of the long-standing friendship between the royalist Funcinpec Party and the Communist Party of China, and between the Cambodian government and Chinese government.
She thanked China for helping Cambodia in the process of social and economic development. In addition, she expressed gratitude to China for giving special attention to the Cambodian royal family.
Wang arrived in Cambodian capital at Tuesday night for a two- day official visit to further enhance the bilateral ties and cooperation. During the stay, he paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen and held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong.