National Assembly President Heng Samrin yesterday departed the Kingdom to attend the fourth Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments in Kazakhstan.
The event, themed “Greater Eurasia: Dialogue, Trust and Partnership”, will be held from today until Tuesday in Nur-Sultan city.
Leng Peng Long, spokesman for the National Assembly, yesterday said that MSEAP is an international forum to discuss cooperation between people’s representatives in Asia and Europe, as well as a platform to exchange views on sustainable development and social welfare in the region and the world.
“Cambodia is participating to strengthen peace and sustainable development in the world,” Mr Peng Long said.
He added that Mr Samrin on the sidelines of the meetings will also meet with the Kazakhstan parliament president and other parliamentary presidents.
Last year, the third Europe-Asia Parliamentary Meeting was held in Turkey. The first meeting was held in Moscow in 2016, followed by another in Seoul in 2017.
Kin Phea, director general of the International Relation Institute of Royal Academy of Cambodia, said that the Kingdom is expanding the role of its legislative sector in order to promote the implemention of rule of law in the Kingdom.
“Cambodia is engaging with the outside world and expanding its role and cooperation within the region and internationally [in general],” Mr Phea said.
He noted that in the last few years, the international community has accused Cambodia of a democratic decline and not respecting human rights.
“We want to show the international community that Cambodia adheres to rule of law as stipulated in the constitution, especially in respecting the rights of its citizens,” Mr Phea said.