CNRP leader Sam Rainsy is speaking in a news conference raising the position of the party in finding solution to political deadlock in the country
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) held a news conference on Thursday before contacting the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) to come and
meet at the negotiation table in order to end Cambodia's political deadlock.
In the conference held in the commune of Chak Angre, opposition party leader, Sam Rainsy, raised the topic regarding the CNRP's solution to ending the stalemate.
"The position of the CNRP is to use dialogue and arbitration to find solutions to the stalemate," CNRP leader Sam Rainsy said in the conference.
"The CNRP implements a non-violent and peaceful position, and we have no choice other than negotiations to
offer our requests to the Cambodian People’s Party so they may be considered,” he said.
"Negotiations are still negotiations, and we're not negotiating over the attendance in the National Assembly session," Rainsy added.
Kem Sokha, CNRP Acting President, said that the negotiations does not mean that we are abandoning our advocacy and demands.
The CNRP has three agendas up for negotiations with the Cambodian People’s Party, such as the demand for an establishment of independent poll inquiry committee, election reforms, and the demand for some National Election Committee members to step down from their posts, Sokha said.
The CNRP will
contact Interior Minister Sar Kheng today to discuss the negotiations between the two parties and the CNRP is optimistic to see the negotiations recommence, however talks have to be made face to face rather than via phone call, he added.