8 September 2018
On September 6, 2018, Mrs. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, sent a congratulatory message to Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia on the occasion of his re-election, according to press release from German Federal Chancellor Office.
In her congratulatory message, Chancellor Merkel extended her best wishes to Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen every success in his new term of office. Chancellor Merkel said that Germany and Cambodia have good relationships. The friendship of the two countries finds expression not least in a long-term development cooperation. This cooperation is based on the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement, which also provides for respect for human rights, the rule of law, democratic principles and fair and free elections.
Chancellor Merkel stressed that “in the great task of strengthening democracy and participation through an open political discourse in your country, you can count on Germany. I wish you a happy hand and all the best for the important tasks ahead of you.” wrote the press release.
The Federal Republic of Germany is the first country of European Union that sent its congratulatory message to Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia on the occasion of his re-election.
It’s worth noting that Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen , won all 125 parliamentary seats in a national election in July 29, 2018.The CPP took 4.8 million of 6.9 million votes.