Cambodian People’s Party marks victory over Khmer Rouge

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) held a meeting in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh on Jan. 7 to celebrate the 33 rd anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime, January 7, 1979.

Addressing the meeting, CPP President Chea Sim stressed that the Cambodian people always remember the service of united armed forces for national salvation, and never forget great and apparent support of Vietnamese volunteers, who timely responded to the urgent appeal for help from the Cambodian people to save them from the genocidal regime and prevent its return.

The Phnom Penh Post reported that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen delivered a speech to 10,000 CPP supporters in Kampong Cham Province, highlighting efforts by the people and Government of Cambodia over the past 33 years.

Meanwhile, the Union of Friendship Organizations of Vietnam, Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Society and Vietnam Veterans Association held a meeting in Hanoi Jan. 7 to mark the 33rd anniversary of Cambodia’s victory over Khmer Rouge genocidal regime.

An art performance during the January 7 ceremony in Hanoi (Photo: Voice of Vietnam)

Cambodian Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam On, vice chairwoman of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Society said at the meeting that the Cambodian people remember forever that January 7 is their second birth day.

She reiterated that the viewpoint of the Cambodian Royal Government and CPP is to reinforce and intensify the fine relationship between her country and Vietnam, as well as multi-faceted and long-term cooperation between the two neighbors.
On the same day, the Union of Friendship Organizations Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Society HCMC held a ceremony in the city to mark the 33rd anniversary of victory of the Cambodian people.

By staff reporters, translated by Tuong Thuy

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