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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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“A Diplomatic Miracle”—The U.N. Peace Process for Cambodia

24/7/92

Amb. Quinn describes his role in the design and implementation of the peace process for Cambodia that resulted from negotiations within the United Nations’ Permanent Five members. Included were two on-the-spot decisions that he had to make regarding efforts to pass power to King Sihanouk outside of the framework of the U.N. agreement. His adamant refusal to go along keeps the U.N. supervised election on track to be a remarkable success. It was a diplomatic achievement that almost no one outside of his State Department bureau thought would ever be possible. 

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