Phnom Penh (VNA) – A ceremony marking the 39th anniversary of the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS) (December 2), now the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland (SFDCM), took place in Phnom Penh on December 2.

Speaking at the event, President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin said the KUFNS not only saved Cambodia from Pol Pot genocide regime but also supported national development in all aspects.

The KUFNS was established in Snuol district, Kratie province on December 2, 1978 when Cambodia was under Khmer Rouge genocide regime. Under the leadership of Heng Samrin, Chea Sim and Hun Sen, the KUFNS gathered people from all walks of life with the support of the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers to bring about the January 7, 1979 victory, eliminating the genocidal region thereby bringing peace and independence to the nation.

Chargé d’Affaires at the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia Nguyen Trac Toan and representatives of several embassies in Cambodia also attended the event.-VNA