Cambodia Marks 30th Anniversary of Paris Peace Agreement
AKP Phnom Penh, October 23, 2021 --
The Royal Government of Cambodia celebrated here at the Peace Palace this morning the 30th Anniversary of the Signing of the Agreements on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodian Conflict, known as “the Paris Peace Agreements”.
H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation represented Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sèn to preside over the event.
Representatives from the Senate and National Assembly, the government, the diplomatic corps and the Office of the United Nations in Phnom Penh were also on hand.
In his speech, the Cambodian deputy prime minister recalled major historical events toward the conclusion of the Paris Peace Agreement on Oct. 23, 1991 and laid stress on the development in all domains of Cambodia.
H.E. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, and H.E. Mrs. Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, sent congratulatory messages highlighting the main roles of France and Indonesia as the Co-Chairs of the Paris Conference on Cambodia.
On behalf of the diplomatic corps, H.E. Mikami Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia, said that Japan hopes that Cambodia, standing firm on the principles enshrined in the Paris Peace Agreements and the Kingdom’s Constitution, will continue its development for years to come. He also reaffirmed Japan’s commitment to work closely with Cambodia to expand the bilateral cooperation and to address various issues together in the region and beyond.
(Photo: El Vattanac)
By C. Nika