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12/31/2018 4:30:35 PM

Cambodia-Vietnam relations to further develop: Cambodian journalists

Cambodian journalists have recently shared with the Vietnam News their views on the role of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Cambodia's victory over the Pol Pot genocide regime (January 7, 1979-2019), on occasion of the event's 40th anniversary.

In an interview recently granted to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Phnom Penh, journalist Keo Chandara, Deputy General Director of the Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) – Cambodia’s news agency, affirmed the close attachment between the two Parties, States and peoples. 

Keo Chandara, Deputy General Director of the Agence Kampuchea Presse. (AKP)

The people of Cambodia and the world have acknowledged that if there would not have been the victory on January 7, 1979, there would not have been the survival of the Cambodian nation, he said.

“And without the assistance of Vietnamese brothers and comrades, Cambodia could not have gained the final victory and achievements today,” Keo Chandara said, stressing that, “This is an indisputable fact.”

Meanwhile, Editor-in-chief of the Rasmei Kampuchea (Light of Cambodia), Teav Sarak Mony, said since 1979, the Cambodia-Vietnam relations have developed positively, with their increased mutual support. Cambodia and Vietnam have worked together to build their nations and prevent the return of the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime. He also quoted Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen during his recent official visit to Vietnam as saying that Vietnam’s decisive role in assisting Cambodia is an undeniable fact.

At present, the two countries have always united and supported each other within the framework of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as helped each other in economic development.

“The Cambodia-Vietnam relationship is really special as the two countries can assist each other for mutual development,” he stressed.

According to Australian journalist Peter Starr, communication adviser of Cambodia’s National Assembly Office, said the victory was considered the most important event of all Cambodian people as it marked the country’s freedom and escape from the genocidal regime.

He added that without the help of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers, there could have been more dozens or even hundreds of thousands of Cambodian people killed under the Pol Pot regime./.

  ( VNF )
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