No Less Than 30 Parties To Contest In Election, Cambodian MP Informs Japanese Senator
(Phnom Penh): Chheang Vun, Chairman of the Cambodian National Assembly’s Commission for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Propaganda and Information, received a courtesy call on by Fujita Yukihisa, Japanese Senator, at National Assembly, on 4 May 2018.
The Cambodian member of parliament thanked Japan for providing continuous assistance to Cambodia under any circumstances, especially to building peace. The existence of peace, freedom, democracy, and development in the country owed to the contribution of Japan.
“Cambodia’s economy has grown steadily by 7 percent each year; the government officials have an average salary of USD 400 and the poverty rate fell to 10 percent,” he stated.
He also informed about Cambodia’s election process as the country is organizing the general election to elect members of the National Assembly which is due to be held on July 29, 2018.
“People have the right and freedom to vote for their leaders. The National Election Committee (NEC) has received registration forms from political parties to contest in the election and it is estimated that no less than 30 political parties will participate in the election,” he underscored.
Chheang Vun, on the occasion, also thanked Japan for continuing to support the National Election Committee (NEC) to organize the election.
Fujita Yukihisa, in response, confirmed his determination to contribute to the development of Cambodia.