Hun Sen Says Paris Peace Agreement No Longer Relevant, Critics Disagree

Hun Sen argued that invocation of the 1991 agreement should nullify any resulting developments.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said the Paris Peace Agreement was no longer applicable following the adoption of the Cambodian Constitution, though critics say the country is still bound by the principles of the peace accords.

October 23 marks the 28th anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement that saw four conflicting factions agreeing to the establishment of a democratic country under the United Nations Transitional Authority of Cambodia (UNTAC).

Speaking in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen said that Cambodians should focus and respect the constitution of Cambodia, which superseded the peace agreement following the dissolution of UNTAC in 1993.

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