CPP's president Hun Sen after the conference (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) - The 40th conference of the fifth term Central Committee of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) has adopted a resolution highlighting preparatory measures for the 2017 commune-level election. 

The December 17-18 conference with the participation of 1,860 delegates was presided over by CPP's president Hun Sen, who is Prime Minister of Cambodia and the CPP's honorary President Heng Samrin.

The event is considered a CPP’s preparation for the commune-level election that is scheduled to take place on June 4, 2017.

The adopted resolution included 13 items, also focusing on Cambodia’s achievements and the CPP’s operation in 2016 and setting forth targets for 2017.

It evaluated that the country’s political situation has been increasingly stable and developing soundly, supported by the reconciliation and cooperation of all forces in society, especially the cooperation between the parties having seats in the National Assembly.

Participants showed wholehearted support for the efforts of the Royal Government under the leadership of the CPP's President Samdech Hun Sen, which helped to gain significant political, socio-economic achievements, particularly the economic growth rate of 7 percent.

In 2016, Cambodia has expanded relationship and cooperation with its development partners and participated in international activities in an equal manner with other nations in the world.
 
Participants agreed that the CPP will continue strengthening political stability, security, public order and development by accelerating the safety policy in all villages and communes to ensure peaceful livelihoods of the people.

The resolution also supported the Government’s efforts to maintain the economic growth rate at 7 percent in 2017 and the measures to reduce poverty and eliminate hunger, and ensure social equality in all fields.

For the upcoming commune-level election, participants agreed that the CPP respects the resolute execution of electoral law and culture and join with the National Election Committee in safeguarding political stability to ensure the election will be carried out in a just manner.

Nay Pena, first Vice President of the Senate, was elected as Chairman of the Central Inspection Commission of the CPP.-VNA