Cambodia celebrates 40th anniversary of victory over genocidal regime
Updated : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:27 AM (GMT+0700)

Thousands of Cambodianpeople, along with officials of ministries and sectors of the Royal Governmentof Cambodia, gathered at a ceremony in Phnom Penh on January 7 to mark the 40thanniversary of the victory over the genocidal regime.

The parade at the ceremony marking 40th anniversary of the victory over the genocidal
regime in Phnom Penh on January 7 - Photo: VNA

The event saw the presence of Cambodian Prime MinisterSamdech Techo Hun Sen, President of the National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin,foreign guests and representatives of embassies and internationalorganisations. Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh also attendedthe celebration.

In his speech, PM Hun Sen attributed the victory on January7, 1979, to the combined strength of two resources: the Cambodian people’sunity under the leadership of the Cambodian People’s Party, and the great,timely and effective support of Vietnam’s volunteer soldiers.

The January 7 victory would not have been achieved withoutthe combination of these two resources, he affirmed.

The Cambodian PM said on behalf of the Cambodian people, hewould like to express profound gratitude to the Party, Government, army andpeople of Vietnam for responding to the appeal of the Kampuchean United Frontfor National Salvation during the fight to liberate the country from the PolPot genocidal regime, as well as for their assistance in preventing the returnof this regime, thereby reviving Cambodia.

This good deed will always be engraved in the history ofCambodia, PM Hun Sen noted.

He added that since the great triumph on January 7, 1979,Cambodia has not only revived but also developed strongly, obtaining numeroussubstantial socio-economic achievements over the past 40 years.

Particularly, the peace and political stability over therecent two decades have brought about a “golden time” that Cambodia has neverhad before to attain proud accomplishments, the PM said, noting that Cambodiais currently among the countries with fast economic development, posting anaverage annual growth rate of some 7 percent.

Source: VNA

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