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Friendship football tournament celebrates victory over Pol Pot regime

The federation of youth for peace in Cambodia organised a friendship football tournament in Phnom Penh on January 6 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory over the Pol Pot genocidal regime (Jan. 7).

Four teams participated in the tournament, including squads of the federation, the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), All Stars Cambodia, and the embassy and representatives agencies of Vietnam in Cambodia.  

The team All Stars Cambodia beat their rivals to take the championship trophy.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Pann Khem Punthan, deputy head of the Cambodian Prime Minister’s Office and chairman of the youth federation, and Chum Kosal, adviser to the Cambodian PM, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Interior and honorary chairman of the youth federation, highlighted the significance of the tournament as it aimed at connecting and enhancing mutual understanding between Vietnamese and Cambodian youths.

They said the event also honoured those who sacrificed their lives for the historic victory against the Pol Pot genocidal regime on January 7, 1979.

The officials thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for their sacrifice, support and assistance for the revival of Cambodia today.