Cambodia’s Support of Multilateralism Raised at 141st Assembly of IPU in Serbia

Cambodia has affirmed its stance to support multilateralism system with openness, inclusion and effectiveness.

The remark was made by H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary, the 2nd Vice President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia, at the 141st Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) under the theme of Strengthening International Law: Parliamentary Roles and Mechanisms and the Contribution of Regional Cooperation, at Sava Centre in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia last week.

Cambodia has respected adherently to value and international law with active practice to boost multilateralism, she said.

H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary laid stress on the timely and appropriate theme of 141st Assembly of IPU as unprecedented challenges of the world are threatening multilateralism and international law through violation of UN Charter, the growth of unilateralism, protectionism and great power competition at present.

H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary underlined that Cambodia has strengthened the rules of law as a foundation for good governance and resilient democracy, stressing the correlation among peace, development, democracy and the rule of law.

She shared current full peace of Cambodia enabling the country to drive its economic growth at around 7 percent over the last two decades.

She also raised her concern about Cambodia's challenge of foreign interference by some countries.

H.E. Ms. Khuon Sudary informed the 141st Assembly about Cambodia's participation in regional cooperation and enhancement of norms and principles of international order at many regional and international forums.

She further informed the Assembly that Cambodia is going to host the 11th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP-11) next year with an aim to strengthen multilateralism, and partnership for sustainable development and joint growth.

Established in 1889, IPU has now 179 member countries, and Cambodia became an IPU member country in April 1997 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press