“Even though no joint statement is issued as yesterday’s meeting, we [CPP and CNRP] are on the same track towards the resolution of national problems,” H.E. Prak Sokhonn from CPP told reporters at a joint press conference after the meeting.
“We have not 100% agreed yet, but the leaders of both parties requested for respective internal party meetings and will continue their talks so as to find the last solution, which is acceptable for both sides,” he added.
For his part, CNRP’s spokesperson H.E. Yim Sovann said the two parties still had five to six days to continue their talks in order to reach a common solution.
On the same day, the National Assembly’s Secretariat General announced in a press release that the first session of the fifth legislature of the National Assembly will be opened on Sept. 23, 2013 under the presidency of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, at 8:00 am.
The opening ceremony will be broadcast live on the National Television of Cambodia (TVK) and national radio stations – FM96 MHz and 105.7 MHz, added the press release.
According to the official election results, CPP won 68 out of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, while CNRP got the remaining 55 seats.