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"China-Cambodia friendship has stood the test of international vicissitudes and turbulence, and remained as rock solid and unbreakable as ever," Cambodian scholar Kin Phea says.

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Mutual political trust, respect, support, non-interference and win-win cooperation have driven Cambodia-China ties to the highest-ever level in their history, a Cambodian scholar said on Sunday.

Kin Phea, director-general of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia, an arm of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said the Cambodia-China close relations have not only benefited both countries and peoples, but also contributed to promoting regional peace, security and stability.

"China is the most trusted friend of Cambodia," he told Xinhua. "The friendship between the two countries has rooted deeply based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, mutual respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, nonaggression, noninterference, and equality and mutual benefit."

Phea said Cambodia is always the strongest supporter of the one-China principle.

"China-Cambodia friendship has stood the test of international vicissitudes and turbulence, and remained as rock solid and unbreakable as ever," he said.

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At regional and global levels, Phea said Cambodia has always maintained good relations with China within the multilateral levels of the ASEAN framework such as ASEAN Plus One, ASEAN Plus Three and the Lancang-Mekong cooperation, among others.

"The two countries fully uphold multilateralism, especially the multilateral trading system, whereby the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the core driver for promoting international relations based on the principles of mutual respect, equity and win-win cooperation," he said.

"Cambodia's ironclad friendship with China has also helped strengthen and broaden the China-ASEAN cooperation, ensure the rights and interests of developing countries, and promote regional peace and stability," he added.

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Phea said the Cambodia-China close ties in all aspects will contribute to further building a community with a shared future between the two countries.

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