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Nat Ass Approves Draft Law on Establishment of Supreme Council of National Defense

The Nat Ass (NA) in its session on Jan. 24 under the chairmanship of its President Comrade Heng Samrin adopted a draft law on the arrangement and functioning of the Supreme Council of National Defense (SCND).

The draft law was approved by 85 out of 97 lawmakers present.

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Gen. Moeung Samphan, Secretary of State for the National Defense, who represents the royal government to defend the draft law, said that the six-chapter with 11-article draft law is aimed to ensure the protection of the Constitution, the defense of national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cambodia, as well as to ensure the neutrality of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in fulfilling their roles, duties and obligations.

The draft law will enhance the responsibility in preparing national defense policy and planning, he added.

H.E. Cheam Yeap, Chairman of the Nat Ass’s Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit Commission said this draft law will contribute to strengthening the National Defense Ministry’s works.

According to the draft law, the SCND will be chaired by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, with Prime Minister Comrade Hun Sen as Vice Chairman, and Ministers in charge of the Council of Ministers, National Defense, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Finance and RCAF Commander-in-Chief as members.

 

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