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
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
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
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
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.