CAMBODIA VETERAN ASSOCIATION
Cambodian people have a long tradition of brave struggle with their spirit of patriotism for the sake of national independence, liberation from genocidal regime and peace. For the cause of the nation and the homeland of their splendid Angkor temples, many male and female combatants and people had heroically sacrificed their lives, some of them were killed, injured or became disabled or invalid.
Veterans are those who have done a lot of favours for the nation, to whom the government and society always pay high attention by giving them honour and pension based on national economic situation as well as spiritual and material assistance.
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Top-Ranking Five-Golden Star General, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia is an eminent hero who has sacrificed himself for the cause of the nation and people by participating in leading the National Salvation Movement and victoriously overthrowing the Pol Pot regime on 7 January 1979.
In 1998, Samdech Techo HUN SEN set out and successfully implemented the Win-Win Policy leading to national territorial unification, peace and stability. Samdech has also successfully headed national development process, the defence of territorial integrity against foreign invasion and the promotion of the prestige of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the international arena.
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN is a founder who has initiated to establish and serve as President of Cambodia Veteran Association in order to improve the living standards of veterans and promote their spirits of mutual support, and to enhance their roles worthy of their good deeds for the nation and people.
The aims and activities of C.V.A are to promote the roles of veterans to be worthy of their good deeds they had done in the past for the cause of the nation, to protect the rights and interest of the veterans, to raise the living standards of veterans, and to create the spirits of solidarity and mutual assistance among the members of C.V.A when encountering hardship, danger and death without discrimination based on race, origin, social status, and political tendency.
Retired, disabled and invalid veterans, families of fallen and dead combatants who are under the management of and have their names listed in pension book provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation are members of C.V.A automatically.
Demobilized soldiers, families of veterans, civil servants of ministries and institutions, armed forces at all levels, workers of mine-clearing units, people having participated in activities to support the national defence sector and Veteran Association who voluntarily apply for C.V.A’s membership are also eligible to become members of C.V.A.
For information on the Cambodia Veterans Association, click: here