Cambodian Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Samdech Techo Hun Sen (R, front) releases doves during a ceremony marking the 66th anniversary of the CPP's founding in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 28, 2017. The CPP on Wednesday commemorated the 66th anniversary of its birth, vowing to continue maintaining hard-won peace and development. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
PHNOM PENH, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) on Wednesday commemorated the 66th anniversary of its birth, vowing to continue maintaining hard-won peace and development.
Addressing to about 50,000 party members in Phnom Penh, CPP's president and prime minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said the party has scored numerous major and historic achievements for the nation over the past 66 years, and the party has ruled the country since 1979 and brought full peace to the nation in 1998.
He said the hard-won peace is "the greatest and most invaluable achievement" and "the CPP resolutely defends peace and political stability that are essential conditions to guarantee peaceful life and sustainable development of our people."
"We are resolutely against acts of coloring, insulting, twisting the truth, disdaining the CPP, which is an act of instigating national division, creating social upheaval, and, in the end, pushing the country into a new turmoil."
Hun Sen said the CPP is determined to build and strengthen national defense and security foundation, to defend the constitutional monarchy and a political system of pluralistic liberal democracy, to strengthen rule of law, to guarantee justice for all, and to prevent all sorts of impunity and violence.
Meanwhile, the prime minister predicted that the CPP would continue to win the senate election in January 2018 and the national election in July 2018 based on the party's brilliant victory in the commune election earlier this month.
At the ceremony, Hun Sen also received bunches of flowers from CPP's allied political party representatives and foreign diplomats to Cambodia.