In his remarks to commemorate the 68th founding anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia is under no foreign rule and opposes foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs.
His statement was made in response to allegations that the CPP was under Vietnamese influence.
Speaking to more than a hundred thousand party members, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the CPP is determined to firmly defend independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, noting that foreign interference was the major cause of disaster.
“We will give no chance for foreign interference in our internal affairs. We will not tolerate nor accept any pressure or threats,” he said. “We already went through unjust sanctions from other countries. That we need now is to hold our heads up and keep the honor of our nation.”
Mr Hun Sen noted that the Cambodian People’s Party, which won and returned every human rights and dignity to the people, will continue marching forward on the path of liberal and pluralistic democracy, respect of human rights and rule of law in conformity with the situation of Cambodia.
“Let me underline that true democracy, rights and freedom rest in the process of national rebirth, in the success of peace and national development, and in exercising the Cambodian Constitution and laws,” he said.