Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed on Monday to maintain peace and development to ensure a democratic process and human rights.
Speaking at a reconstruction ceremony of 135.24-km stretch of National Road 5 linking Prek Kdam area in Kandal province to Pursat province under Japan’s assistance, Mr Hun Sen has reaffirmed to maintaining the country’s peace.
“What we need the most is to ensure peace in this country,” Mr Hun Sen said.
“If there is no peace, there is no development. And we cannot talk about democracy and human rights because those things only exist in a peaceful country. It cannot exist in a country at war,” he added.
He said that hundreds of people have been killed and injured in Palestine and Israel, where no democracy and human rights existed, especially in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.