U.S. Embassy Statement on Victory Day

Released on January 7, 2016

Cambodia’s Victory Day on January 7 marks the liberation of Phnom Penh from the Khmer Rouge, one of the most unambiguously evil regimes in history. Victory over the Khmer Rouge is a victory shared by all Cambodians. Today, we wish to express our grief for the loss of nearly two million lives and the disruption of so many others. As friends of the Cambodian people, our strong wish is that Cambodians of all creeds continue to work together to build a more democratic and prosperous future.