1991 Paris Peace Agreements

Since its official establishment on October 9, 1979, the Khmer People`s National Liberation Front (KPNLF) should not fight the Vietnamese occupation forces, but establish peace negotiations that should involve not only regional powers, but also world powers, especially the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. In conjunction with the People`s Republic of China and the United States, we were aware of our limited ability to move towards peace through the powers involved. Our mechanisms for the liberation of Cambodia were twofold: political-diplomatic; and limited guerrilla actions against the immense firepower of the North Vietnamies, supported by COMECON and the Soviet bloc. “If there were no win-win policy that I formulate, edited and directed with the participation of [all] interest groups and the Cambodian people, there would be no peace as it is today,” Hun Sen said. .