Phnom Penh (FN), Jan 7 – The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), celebrated the 38th Anniversary of Victory Day (7 Jan 1979 – 7 Jan 2017) and participated by thousands, mostly the party's members.

The commemoration ceremony is held at CPP Central Committee in Phnom Penh, presided over by CPP President Prime Minister Hun Sen, Honorary Chairman of CPP Samdech Heng Samrin with the participation from both vice presidents Samdech Say Chhum, and Samdech Sar Kheng, alongside with other senior officials of CPP and foreign diplomats.

Victory Day is held annually to celebrate the overthrow of Pol Pot’s Genocidal Regime that marks the ending of black era which was blamed for the deaths of some 3 million lives, and opening a new chapter of independence, freedom, democracy, and social progress.

7 January is a solemn day that marks remembrance services and profound gratitude for male and female soldiers, and compatriots of all generations for their heroic fight and sacrifices of blood and lives for the course of our nation and people.