At the ceremony, Prime Minister and President of the Cambodia People’s Party Samdech Hun Sen thanked Cambodian and Vietnamese soldiers for sacrificing their lives to liberate Cambodia from the genocidal regime.
Hun Sen highlighted Cambodia’s achievements in all fields over the past 38 years, especially its growth rate of 7.7% in recent years.
He said that the two parties having seats in the National Assembly and Senate will exert their efforts to address all the problems based on conciliation and national solidarity, strengthen cooperation between political parties and social organizations to serve the people, and contribute to national development.
Cambodia’s National Assembly Chairman Heng Samrinh has also praised the enormous contributions by Vietnamese volunteer soldiers to Cambodia’s historic victory over the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime on January 07, 1979.
He was quoted by the Kampuchia Thmey Daily in an article marking the 38th anniversary of the victory, which overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime, saved the Cambodian people from Pol Pot’s genocidal tragedy, and created the driving force for today's achievements. Other major media agencies, such as Voice of Democracy and the Women’s Media Centre, also ran commentaries on the victory and Vietnamese people’s assistance.
Earlier, the similar events were also held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the start of a series of 20 activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (June 24), including friendly exchanges and charity events for the poor Cambodians and overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia.