PHNOM PENH, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The first Cambodia-China forum on the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries will be held in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province on Saturday, said an organizer's press release on Friday.
"Now, the relations between the two countries are at the best stage and highest level-ever, and they are more comprehensive and strategic ones," said the press release of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC) of Royal Academy of Cambodia. "Both countries are at different stages of development and have complemented each other."
Cambodia and China established diplomatic relations on July 19, 1958, and upgraded their bilateral relations to the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation in December 2010.
Under the theme of "Cambodia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership toward the Community of a Shared Future: We Grow Together," the one-day forum aims at exploring ways to further enhance closer political, economic and socio-cultural cooperation, and people-to-people contacts, the press release said.
"This forum aims to inform relevant stakeholders on the evolution and development of Cambodia-China relations and cooperation by focusing on achievements, challenges and opportunities for political, economic and socio-cultural cooperation and connectivity, and what its next moves," it said.
According to the press release, 89 people from academic circle, think tanks, universities, government institutions in China, Cambodia and some ASEAN countries have been invited for the forum.