The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has responded positively to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call for dialogue between it and the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) to settle post-election dispute.

However, both sides have yet to give their specific plans for the sitting.

CNRP spokesperson Yem Ponharith said working groups of the two parties will meet soon to discuss existing issues before their leaders meet.

He stressed that only when controversial issues are settled will the CNRP join the National Assembly following the call of PM Hun Sen.

Earlier, during a meeting with Surya P. Subedi, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia on January 15, the Cambodian PM called on the CNRP to end its boycott of parliament, saying that the door is still open for talks with the opposition to resolve the post-election dispute.

The dispute has lingered since last July's polls in which the ruling party won 68 parliamentary seats and the opposition, 55.

The CNRP refused to accept the results, claiming serious irregularities, and has boycotted parliament while holding protests to demand the resignation of the prime minister and a re-election. PM Hun Sen reiterated that he will not step down.-VNA