Cambodian PM urges for peace, stability ahead of election-Xinhua

Cambodian PM urges for peace, stability ahead of election

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-06-30 12:11:45

PURSAT, Cambodia, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday called for people to join him in safeguarding peace and political stability as the Southeast Asian nation gears up for a general election next month.

"Peace and political stability not only provide happiness to our people, but also attract foreign investors to help develop our country," he said in a speech during a get-together with thousands of factory workers here.

Hun Sen said new investments will create new jobs and the government will continue to attract more investors in order to generate some 300,000 jobs a year for new jobseekers.

"We must continue to stay united to safeguard peace in order to ensure the country's sustainable development," he said.

His call came as the kingdom is scheduled to hold a general election for the 125-seat National Assembly on July 23.

According to the National Election Committee, 18 political parties will contest in the election, which will see more than 9.7 million eligible people casting their ballots.

In the last general election held five years ago, Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party won all 125 seats in the National Assembly.