The DPP sent a delegation to Cambodia from Dec. 22 to 25, comprising of party staff from the DPP’s various departments of foreign affairs, women’s development, communications, policy and the Internet. The DPP met with the largest opposition party in Cambodia, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in order to exchange campaign experiences with Cambodia recently holding elections in July 2013. With CNRP, the DPP conducted a workshop to discuss issues related to political parties such as campaign, fundraising, training and policy formulation.
The DPP delegation also met with NGOs in Cambodia in order to share Taiwan’s democracy experience as well as to gain an understanding of Cambodia’s current democracy development. In the exchange this time, the DPP delegation to Cambodia met with representatives from the branch offices of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, the Committee for Free and Fair Elections (COMFREL), Transparency International, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO). The delegation also had a chance to visit Freedom Park, which is the government’s designated area for freedom of speech and protests in Cambodia.