The ruling CPP is to take part in meetings of the standing committee of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties and the Asia Europe Political Forum in London from today until Sunday.
Khuon Sudary, a CPP standing committee member, will lead the Cambodian delegation. The party holds the vice-chairmanship of the standing committee and co-chairmanship of AEPF.
At the AEFP meeting, the delegation will discuss the Asia-Europe partnership, regional cooperation and connectivity of political parties, disaster relief, combating major diseases, promoting affordable and clean energy, mitigating climate change and preventing environment degradation.
The CPP delegation will discuss a range of issues relating to regional and global peace with the standing committee to better assist the ICAPP in achieving its goals.
The delegation will also address the establishment of the Asian Cultural Council, whose establishment was initiated by Cambodia, China, Nepal and Russia.
ICAPP was launched in the Philippines in 2000 and includes representatives of more than 350 parties in 52 countries. The CPP has been an active member since 2005. The AEPF is one of the platforms under ICAPP.
“Asia and Europe have different cultural, society and economic structures but the people of both continents have common responsibility in resolving regional and global issues,” the CPP’s Central Committee said yesterday in a statement issued prior to the meetings.
CPP spokesman Suos Yara said he was proud that the CPP was the vice-chairman of ICAPP and co-chairperson of AEPF.
“This is the first time that Cambodia has led at a high-level and is recognised universally as a leader of ICAPP,” he said.
Last July, the CPP said party diplomat Hor Namhong was approved as vice-president of ICAPP following his nomination in South Korea while two deputy chairmen were elected from the Communist Party of China and the Muslim League of Pakistan.
The CPP said that Mr Namhong had raised the status of the CPP and contributed to improving its standing on the international stage.
Huy Vannak, president of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia, was meanwhile elected as deputy chairman of ICAPP’s media forum bureau, with representatives from the Philippines and the Republic of Korea as co-chairpersons.