The new National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia held their first meeting on the morning of August 31, and successfully concluded two agenda items.

The meeting was presided over by NA President Khuon Sudary, with total of 87 lawmakers in attendance, including former Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is now a lawmaker for Kandal province, according to a NA’s General Secretariat statement on the outcome of the session.

The first item of business validated 29 new lawmakers who have replaced the lawmakers who requested to relinquish their positions in order to take up other posts.

The second item on the agenda saw Youk Ngoy, secretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, elected as a member of the Constitutional Council. He now occupies the position held by his predecessor Sam Promanea, who recently passed away.

The General Secretariat announced that the first session was adjourned, and will continue later due to the fact that there are no current agenda items which require debate before a decision is made.