For Immediate Release
May 24, 2022
The U.S. Senate on May 12 unanimously passed a resolution to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which ended decades of conflict and put Cambodia on a path to peace, stability, and prosperity.
The bipartisan resolution was sponsored by Senators Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney of Utah, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, and Jim Risch of Idaho.
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy said, “The important voice of the U.S. legislative branch confirms that the United States stands with the Cambodian people in supporting their sustained aspirations for an inclusive, multiparty democracy that protects human rights. The resolution also recalls the important role of the international community in partnering with Cambodian stakeholders in 1991 to help the Kingdom end violence and begin rebuilding the nation.”
The resolution remembers the Paris Peace Agreements as a “landmark achievement for the Cambodian people,” urges all signatories to re-affirm their commitments, and calls on the Cambodian government to fulfill the democratic promise of the accords.
The entire resolution can be found here.