Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen on Friday met with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace, where he lauded last year’s national election as “free, just and non-violent” and a reflection of the will of Cambodian people.
Last year, Mr Ericksen led a delegation of US officials to observe the national election on July 29.
Eang Sophalleth, assistant of Mr Hun Sen, on Friday said Mr Ericksen congratulated the government for last year’s peaceful election.
Mr Sophalleth said Mr Ericksen also noted Cambodia’s rapid development under the CPP-led government.
“Mr Ericksen congratulated the CPP for receiving its victory and lauded the government under the leadership of Samdech Hun Sen that garnered peace and development,” Mr Sophalleth said.
Mr Hun Sen’s Facebook page last week said Mr Erickson’s visit to Cambodia is intended to build a better relationship with the US.
“It is to expand the betterment of the relationship and cooperation between Cambodia and the US,” it said. “Samdech Hun Sen expresses gratitude and welcomes Mr Ericksen for his purpose in strengthening relations.”
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