Cambodia Invited to Attend Ministerial Meeting on Peacekeeping in Morocco

Cambodia has been invited to attend the ministerial meeting on peacekeeping in the region and Francophone countries in April in Morocco.

The invitation was made by H.E. Abdelilah El Housni, Bangkok-based Ambassador of Morocco to Cambodia, during a meeting with H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation here in Phnom Penh recently.

H.E. Abdelilah El Housni highly signified the presence of Cambodia in the upcoming event because Cambodia has contributed actively to the world's peacekeeping missions.

Through that meeting, Morocco, France and other Francophone countries want Cambodia to share its experience in taking part in peacekeeping operations in the world, especially in Africa, continued the Moroccan diplomat.

He also hoped that H.E. Prak Sokhonn who will be a head of Cambodian delegation will hold talks with Moroccan Foreign Minister on bilateral cooperation and relations, and international issues.

From his end, H.E. Prak Sokhonn welcomed the invitation of the Moroccan side, and will have to wait for permission from Cambodian Prime Minister.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent over 6,500 troops � some 300 of whom are women � for the UN peacekeeping operations in Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mali and Syria.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press