Phnom Penh (FN), July 13 - Former president of the CNRP, Sam Rainsy, has recapitulated his plans to return to Cambodia by 2018.

"I will return to #Cambodia in 2018. Hun Sen is not eternal," Rainsy posted on Twitter on July 13, 2017.

A month ago, Rainsy told Radio Free Asia on the evening of June 13, 2017, claiming that if his entry ban was lifted, he would immediately return to Cambodia.

Following his declaration, on June 14, 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia issued a decision to reversed all bans, allowing Rainsy to return.

However, Rainsy announced on Twitter that he would not return to Cambodia until issues surrounding his safety and freedom were resolved.

"When all the obstacles to my safe return and freedom of movement are cleared, I will return to Cambodia," he wrote on Twitter.