Cambodia launches banknote to mark 30th anniversary of Paris Peace Accords

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Monday officially issued a KHR30,000 banknote (USD7.5) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords.

A sub-decree on the issuance of the KHR30,000 bill was signed by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

The new note displays a portrait of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on the obverse and his picture taken with Hun Sen on the reverse, NBC Governor Chea Chanto said in an announcement.

On the back side, it also depicts the pictures of the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He said the banknote’s main colours are green, brown and purple.

The United Nations-brokered Comprehensive Cambodian Peace Agreements, were signed on October 23, 1991 by the Cambodian government led by Hun Sen and the Democratic Kampuchea represented by Khieu Samphan, the regime’s former head of state.