The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on Jan. 7 held a meeting to mark the 33 rd anniversary of the victory over the Khmer Rouge Genocidal Regime (Jan. 7, 1979).

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Anh Dung joined CPP President and Senate President Chea Sim, CPP Deputy President-cum- Prime Minister Hun Sen, and CPP Honourary President-cum-National Assembly Chairman Heng Samrin at the ceremony.

Speaking at the meeting, CPP President Chea Sim reviewed the historical period when Cambodia was ruled by the Pol Pot regime between 1975 and 1979 and the establishment of the United Front for National Salvation in late 1978 in an effort to gather forces for the struggle against the genocidal regime.

January 7, 1979 marks the revival day of the Cambodian people and the second birthday of each Cambodian citizen, Chea Sim said.

Cambodia always remembers sacrifice of united armed forces for national salvation and great support of Vietnamese volunteers, who responded to the urgent appeal for help of the Cambodian people.

The CPP President voiced his support for the trial judging former Khmer Rouge leaders to bring justice to Cambodian people, and for peace, stability and national concord in the country.

Reviewing Cambodia’s achievements in the cause of national concord and construction as well as regional and international integration, Chea Sim said the country’s economy grew about 7 percent in 2011 despite difficulties, especially the worst flooding in the last decade.

He also expressed his hope that the legislative elections at central and grassroots levels in 2012 and 2013 will take place equitably./.