Thank you for your letter of 4 October 2019 and the petition addressed to HR/VP Federica Mogherini regarding political developments in Cambodia. I am replying on her behalf.
On 2 August 2019, HR/VP Mogherini met with the Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister/ Foreign Minister and had the opportunity to express the EU's serious concerns about the deterioration of democracy and human rights in Cambodia. The EU reiterated its serious concerns about developments in Cambodia in a Statement delivered in Geneva on 25 September 2019 during the 42th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
The EU continues to urge Cambodia to take all necessary measures to open the political space in the country and create the necessary conditions for a credible, democratic opposition.