Declaration of the Presidency on behalf of the European Union following the suspension of the parliamentarian immunity of three members of the opposition

EU, 10 February 2005

The European Union, friend and partner of the Kingdom of Cambodia, expresses concern about the actual political situation characterised notably by the multiplication of actions brought before justice by the political leaders against each other, by the recent suspension of the parliamentarian immunity of three opposition members and the arrest of one of these parliamentarians.

This situation does not seem favourable to a balanced functioning of the institutions, to the respect of the democratic opposition’s rights, to the national reconciliation and to the recovery of the country engaged in the construction of a state of law.

The European Union makes an appeal to the leaders of all political parties to work together in a spirit of responsibility and concord in the interest of all Cambodian people.

The European Union will continue to follow the situation.