Forty years after the victory over the Khmer Rouge genocide regime, Cambodia has many proud achievements including over 7% economic growth for many consecutive years, strongly improved infrastructure, enhanced living standards for the people, and positive and strong international integration.
The 40th anniversary of the overthrow of the Pol Pot genocide regime is an opportunity for Cambodian and Vietnamese people to review the history of solidarity and shoulder-to-shoulder relations between the two countries both in hard and peaceful times.
In his speech delivered at the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory over the Pol Pot regime on January 7, 2019, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen emphasised that the historical victory was based on the combined power of two resources, including the strength and great unity of all Cambodians under the leadership of the Cambodian People’s Party and great and timely assistance by Vietnamese volunteer troops. Prime Minister Hun Sen affirmed that without the combination of the two powers, there would be no victory on January 7, 1979.
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