President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy on May 29 renewed his call for talks with the Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party to end a nine-month post-election dispute.

The call was counted as a response to Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s statement last week, which showed the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) will still open the door for talks with the CNRP.

Only talks between the two parties will lead to the end of the current political dispute, the CNRP president said at a press conference, adding that the CNRP wants to find a peaceful solution to the dispute and to ensure that the next elections will be free and fair.

Cambodia remains trapped in political row after the election results in July 2013 showed that the CPP won 68 parliamentary seats and the CNRP won the remaining 55.

The CNRP has refused to accept the outcome, claiming it was rigged, and boycotted parliament and staged numerous protests to demand electoral reform and an early election.

The two parties have met several times in a bid to resolve the dispute. Their last talks were made by telephone in early April, but no fruitful result was reached.-VNA