The Royal Government of Cambodia has been committed to the world peace, according to Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen’s message to mark the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21).
“On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia, I would like to join the international community in celebrating this glorious International Day of Peace to raise global awareness of the unique values of peace and demonstrate Cambodia’s unwavering will in continuing to build and maintain peace and stability,” he said in the message.
The bitter experiences and lessons that Cambodia has learned for more than two decades of the civil war and genocide have made us all understand the fundamental values of peace and stability, he added.
“For almost 23 years, since Dec. 29, 1998, the end of civil war by my ‘win-win policy’ has brought full peace and complete national unity for the first time in the history of Cambodia that we should be proud of, in line with the slogan ‘When there is peace, there is development’,” he underlined.
With peace and stability, although Cambodia is being affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Cambodia’s economic growth rate for 2021 is expected to recover to around 2.5 percent after declining -1.9 percent in 2020, he said.
Each year the International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world on Sept. 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.