PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald)—Prime Minister Hun Sen marked here the 24th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (Oct. 23, 1991-Oct 23, 2015), according to the State News Agency-AKP.
The celebration was made on his official Facebook account this morning.
Premier Hun Sen said before reaching this agreement, the negotiations began since 1987. He also highlighted the Late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk’s key role and efforts toward achieving the agreement.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to all politicians not to exploit the Paris Peace Accords.
“If someone wants to talk about the Paris Peace Accords, s/he has to give in detail the root of this historical event. […] Don’t mention only the parts for your political gains,” underlined Premier Hun Sen.
“If there was no coup d’état in 1970, there was no civil war, no Pol Pot, no collapse of Pol Pot regime and even no Paris Peace Accords of Oct. 23, 1991, therefore we should mention all, not only the good points for our benefits,” he said.
October 23 is a public holiday in Cambodia to commemorate the signing of the Paris Peace Accords since 2012.
The Paris Peace Accords offered a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict signed by Cambodia and 18 other nations in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General.
This led to the first general election in Cambodia in 1993 supervised by the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).