US, EU ‘unable to attend’ opening of parliament

The US and EU ambassadors to Cambodia “will not be able to attend”, despite being invited to Wednesday’s opening of the new National Assembly – one formed entirely by the Cambodian People’s Party after its recent landslide election victory.

National Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long told The Post on Monday that the National Assembly had invited all ambassadors from embassies in Phnom Penh and members of more than 10 international organisations to be honourable guests at the National Assembly’s inauguration.

“We have invited more than 30 ambassadors, including those from the US and EU embassies, and there are about 10 international organisations invited as well. I do not know how many of them will be able to attend,” he said.

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