PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald)—Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed here this morning to all politicians not to exploit the Paris Peace Accords of Oct. 23,1991, according to the state news agency-AKP’s report.
Addressing to the inauguration ceremony of Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge (Chroy Changvar II), Samdech Techo Hun Sen said 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 Samdech Techo 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.
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).