Nearly 300 Cambodian Peacekeepers to Leave for Their Mission in Mali

Almost 300 Cambodian blue beret troops, including 26 women, will leave for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Republic of Mali.

If nothing changes, they will depart in mid-September to replace their counterparts who are going to end their mission soon, underlined H.E. Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) and Vice President of National Coordinating Committee for Sending Troops for UN Peacekeeping Missions.

The nearly 300 peacekeepers belong to the Unexploded Ordnance Squadron Unit 288 and the Airport Maintenance Engineering Squadron Unit 927.

Since 2006, Cambodia has deployed more than 6,500 peacekeepers, including 300 women, to join the UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mali, and Syria.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press