Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - CNRP, CPP talks closer to fruition

CNRP, CPP talks closer to fruition

CNRP, CPP talks closer to fruition

The two main political parties will restart talks today in a face-to-face meeting between two senior officials from each party’s negotiation working groups.

Kuoy Bunroeun, a Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker-elect, confirmed yesterday that he had contacted Prum Sokha, a secretary of state at the Interior Ministry, and organised a meeting this morning at a confidential location.

The focus of the meeting will be on election reform, Bunroeun said, and will aim to pave the way for a top-level meeting to occur between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy.

In early April, Hun Sen and Rainsy were said to have reached an agreement on National Election Committee overhaul.

Sokha could not be reached for comment yesterday, but senior CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said that negotiations would be based on points agreed to during previous talks.

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,