Over 200 More Peacekeepers to CAR Next Month

Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 15 – The Royal Government of Cambodia will dispatch 216 of its peacekeeping troops to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic late November, according to Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman for Cambodia’s National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance, on Monday.

“The new trained group will replace the previous forces, whose one-year term had come to an end,” said Kosal Malinda.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent 5,571 peacekeepers, 264 females, to carry out UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic.


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