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The Oath Of Allegiance

On July 2, 1993 the newly elected and chosen Cambodian government took the following

oath in Phnom Penh.

We, the Head of State of Cambodia, the President and members of the Constituent Assembly

of Cambodia Co-Presidents and members of the National Provisional Government of Cambodia

would like to take an oath of allegiance before Samdech Preah Sangh and Tevodas Reaksar

Svetchhatr.

The Oath

In the exercise of our duties and in the accomplishment of the responsibilities conferred

on us by the People of Cambodia, we will always serve (in the present and the future)

the interests of the people of Cambodia, of the nation and of our father-land and

not our individual interests, or the interests of our family, our party or of our

faction.

We are strongly determined to defend, in the present and in the future, the complete

independence of our mother-land, full national sovereignty, territorial integrity

in accordance with the land and sea boundaries existing from 1963 to 1969, and national

unity without allowing partition or secession.

We would like to maintain always neutrality and non-alignment for Cambodia and will

never allow anyone to interfere with the internal affairs of Cambodia or to dictate

the domestic and foreign policy of Cambodia. We will never serve foreign interests

which are detrimental to the interests of the people, of the nation and of the Cambodian

fatherland.

We will banish all violence in the solution of national and international problems,

but Cambodia will retain the right to defend itself from foreign aggression.

We will always follow the principles of parliamentary liberal democracy and pluralism

and strictly respect human rights as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human

Rights.

We will always fight against all kinds of corruption, social injustice, and struggle

for national reconciliation, national unity, social peace, and national peace and

for the prosperity of our beloved and sacred Cambodian people and mother-land.

- Unofficial translation by Ung Rotana and John C. Brown.

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