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Hun Manet Marks 47th Anniversary of Cambodia’s Liberation Struggle

Phnom Penh, June 20, 2024 – Today marks the 47th anniversary of a pivotal moment in Cambodian history, when Hun Sen, accompanied by four other patriots, embarked on a mission to Vietnam, seeking support to liberate Cambodia from the oppressive Pol Pot regime.

This significant day, which set the stage for the eventual liberation of Cambodia, is commemorated annually at the military historical site Techo Thmor X 16, located in Koh Thmor Village, Tonlong Commune, Memot District, Tbong Khmum Province. The remembrance event was led by Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, honoring the courageous steps taken by his father and his comrades on June 20, 1977.

The ceremony, held near the Cambodian-Vietnamese border, was attended by high-ranking officials from both Cambodia and Vietnam, along with government officers, members of the armed forces, historians, scholars, and young people.

It is noteworthy that 47 years ago, at the age of 25, Hun Sen made a perilous journey across the border into Vietnam. He left behind his pregnant wife and his homeland under dire circumstances to secure support vital for the salvation of the Cambodian people from the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.

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