MANILA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines congratulated Cambodia on Sunday on its recent general elections and expressed its readiness to work closely with the newly-elected government.
"On behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Filipino people, I wish to congratulate the Cambodian government and its people on the peaceful and orderly conduct of its recent national elections," Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement.
Cayetano said the Philippines "remains committed to working with Cambodia in further enhancing friendly ties and in deepening cooperation at the bilateral, regional, and international levels."
According to the preliminary results from Cambodian National Election Committee, the ruling Cambodian People's Party of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won a majority vote in the general elections.
Philippine Ambassador Christopher Montero reported to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs the election was conducted "in a smooth, orderly and peaceful manner, with no reported incidents of violence."
The provisional results of the general elections will be released on Aug. 11, and the official ones will be publicized on Aug. 15, according to the timetable of Cambodian National Election Committee.