Phnom Penh (FN), June 9 - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked compatriots nationwide for organizing Khmer Noodle party nationwide that reflects friendship, solidarity, and unity regardless of political and religious differences, according to his Facebook post on Sunday.

"Please enjoy your noodle this weekend. I thank you for organizing a noodle gathering without judging religious or political tendency," the Premier wrote.

"The noodle eating today will strengthen our friendship, love, solidarity, and unity," he added.

Eating noodle and discussing political matters have spread from one village to another in the country, prompting the courts to summon many of the former opposition members for violating Supreme Court’s verdicts that banned all political activities of the dissolved opposition.

Reverting attention from the opposition’s gathering, Strongman Hun Sen appealed for "Khmer noodle party” nationwide on 9 June and considered it the "day of solidarity and unity”.

The decision now becomes the official circular nationwide, at which authorities at all level will prepare “noodle-eating day” on June 9.

Prime Minister’s appeal was made to counter the dissolved opposition party’s claim that those who eat noodle support the opposition.

He also recommended his partymen to invite different political parties to eat noodle or accept the invitations from other parties if invited.

“Khmer noodle does not belong to any political party. It shall not break our unity. It is the identity of Khmer, only available in Cambodia; it should bring national unity” he said, adding that “We should eat without discrimination, as a Great Khmer Family.”

Khmer noodle, Num Banh Chok, is rice vermicelli noodle with soup. Num Banh Chok Samlar Khmer is served with soup made of fermented fish topped with crisp raw vegetables including cucumbers, banana blossom, and water lily stems and fresh herbs, such as basil and mint.