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パリ和平協定の日・Paris Peace Agreement Day

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On this day 29 years ago, the Paris Peace Agreement was first signed, and it marked the end of the Civil War in Cambodia, which had troubled the country for decades.


The peace treaty, held in Paris, France (and hence the name), was signed and witnessed by 19 countries, including Cambodia, France, Japan, China, Singapore and so on. The peace agreement eventually led to the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in Cambodia the following year, and it paved a way for the recovery and redevelopment of Cambodia, bringing about peace and stability since then.


Originally, the Paris Peace Agreement Day was supposed to be a national holiday, however it was removed by the Cambodian government from this year onwards.


  1. Wikipedia, “Paris Peace Agreement”, 1 July 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Paris_Peace_Agreements
  2. CIESF, 「2020年からの年間祝日数の削減」, 2020年12月27日, https://www.ciesf.org/sp/pickup/report/?p=10