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Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Cambodians to pursue a variety of partnerships throughout the Asia-Pacific region and not become over-reliant on China.

“You don’t want to get too dependent on any one country,” Clinton said in response to a question about China’s influence during a meeting in Phnom Penh today with Cambodian youth. “You want to look for partnerships that cut across regional geographic lines.”

Clinton’s Cambodia visit is part of the Obama administration’s drive in Asia to affirm U.S. leadership and provide a counterpoint to China’s rising clout. Both China and the U.S. are working to extend their influence in Cambodia, said Ernest Bower, director of the Southeast Asia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a policy group in Washington.


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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Cambodia next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement Monday.

The statement said that Hillary Clinton will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to Cambodia on Nov. 1, and she will be received in Royal Audience by Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, and will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen and to hold a bilateral meeting with Hor Namhong, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Cambodia.

Prior to her schedule in Phnom Penh, Hillary Clinton will visit Angkor temples in Siem Reap province for two days.

Clinton is planned to visit a series of Asian countries before coming to Cambodia including New Zealand and Malaysia.

The last U.S. secretary of state who had paid official visit to Cambodia was Warren Christopher in 1996 and followed by a working visit of Colin Power to ASEAN related meetings in Cambodia in 2003.

Source: according peopledaily.com

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