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Secretary-General Encourages Cambodia’s Political Parties to Continue Efforts
towards Reform, Strengthening Democratic Institutions
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the National Assembly of Cambodia’s holding of sessions from 8 August with all members, including opposition parliamentarians. He also welcomes the reopening of Freedom Park in Phnom Penh and encourages the two main political parties in Cambodia to continue their efforts towards reform and strengthening of democratic institutions in a spirit of cooperation for the benefit of all Cambodians.
The Secretary-General also takes note of today’s judgment by the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which marks a momentous day for the people of Cambodia and for international criminal justice.
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