Cambodia To Hold National Consultation Forum between Gov’t and Political Parties
AKP Phnom Penh, August 15, 2018 —
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said here this morning that there will be a national consultation forum between the government and the political parties participating in the July 29 general elections.
Speaking at a get-together with more than 15,000 factory workers and employees organised in Anglong Krangan village, Khan Sen Sok, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said, “Despite a few political parties in the National Assembly, there will be many in society. I thus want to create a consultation forum between the royal government and all political parties that contested in the National Election.”
This forum will gather all political messages for the royal government as a contribution to the country’s reconstruction, he underlined. “This is the culture of dialogue. We want a consultation between the government and the political parties outside the government.”
Samdech Techo Hun Sen affirmed that he will not host this forum as the President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), but as the Prime Minister.
According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, two or three representatives of each political party will be invited to the forum to be held at the Peace Palace, before the establishment of the new royal government.
“We used to hold consultation forums with NGOs, why can’t we organise one with the political parties. I want to collect all intellectual capital to develop our country during this 6th legislature,” stressed Samdech Techo Hun Sen.
Twenty (20) political parties, including CPP, Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party, Khmer United Party, Grassroots Democracy Party, New Light Party, Beehive Social Democratic Party, League for Democracy Party, Khmer Anti-Poverty Party, Dharmacracy Party, Republican Democratic Party, Our Motherland Party, Khmer Rise Party, Khmer Economic Development Party, Khmer Will Party, Khmer Republican Party, Reaksmey Khemra Party, and Cambodia Indigenous People Democracy Party, competed in the July 29 political race.
By Khan Sophirom