Cambodia Joins the World to Promote Value of Peace
AKP Phnom Penh, September 22, 2022 --
The Royal Government of Cambodia highlights the priceless meaning of peace and reiterates its strong will on behalf of all Cambodians to build global peace.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen highlighted the message in his open letter released recently to mark the Sept. 21 International Day of Peace.
Bitter experience from over two decades of war and devastation make Cambodia understand clearly the value of peace and stability, he wrote.
Samdech Techo Prime Minister briefly described Cambodia's war history after only 17-year peace following the Nov. 9, 1953 independence and how the 'Win-Win policy' enabled complete peace in the country since 1998.
While working hard to maintain peace, to continuously foster national economic growth, and to attain the status of upper middle-income country by 2030 and high-income country by 2050, Cambodia has actively contribute to regional and global peace building.
As ASEAN Chair in 2022 dealing with unprecedented challenges, Cambodia cooperates closely with other ASEAN member countries to enhance cooperation as well as maintain peace, stability, security and sustainable development within and beyond the region.
Internationally, Cambodia since 2006 has deployed 8,302 forces (580 are women) to carry out peacekeeping service under the UN mission in nine countries – Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Mali, and Yemen, he added.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen ended his letter stressing high commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as Cambodian people to promote peace.
To prevent and stop arm conflicts and wars across the world, the United Nations observes the International Day of Peace annually and it was themed 'End Racism. Build Peace' for 2022.
By Lim Nary