PHNOM PENH – Chairman of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Samdech Techo Hun Sen highlighted the significance of the victory over the Pol Pol genocidal regime 45 years ago, at a ceremony to celebrate the historical event in Phnom Penh on January 7. In addition to the celebration in Phnom Penh, activities marking the victory were also organised in many provinces and cities in the country. Nearly five decades after the victory, Cambodia has revived and recorded many remarkable achievements. The Southeast Asian nation’s GDP increased tenfold to US$29.6 billion in 2022 from $3.11 billion in 1998. In 2023, Cambodia's economic growth expanded 5.6 per cent, and is forecast to rise by 6.6 per cent in 2024.