Vietnam congratulates Hun Sen on reappointment as Cambodian PM hinh anh 1Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (centre) during his election campaign in Phnom Penh. (Source: AFP / VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Vietnam congratulates Samdech Techo Hun Sen on his re-appointment as Prime Minister of Cambodia, Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters on August 18.

“As a close neighbour of Cambodia, Vietnam congratulates Samdech Techo Hun Sen on his appointment as Cambodian Prime Minister in accordance with a royal ordinance issued on August 17 by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni to take a mission of establishing a new Govenrment for the new-tenure National Assembly’s approval.”

“This is a significant stride in the election progress of Cambodia,” the spokeswoman said.

“Vietnam believes that once established, the new National Assembly and Government of Cambodia will continue leading the country to thrive and contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Southeast Asian region and the world,” Hang stressed.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on August 17 designated Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the Prime Minister for another five-year term after his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a sweeping victory in the general election on July 29.

The decision was made following a request from the CPP, which won all 125 parliamentary seats in the election.-VNA