Cambodia ‘a sad tale’ 30 years after signing peace agreement | The World

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It’s 30 years this week since the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements, which were designed to bring peace, stability, human rights, and democracy to Cambodia. The country was on its knees, and 2 million people had died after the Khmer Rouges’ genocidal reign of terror, civil wars, and an invasion by the Vietnamese.

Australia was part of an international effort to formulate the agreement, with former foreign minister Gareth Evans playing a key role. He says the agreements were full of hope, but have fallen short of expectations.

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