Cambodia Ranked 26th for Biggest Troop Contributing Countries for UN Peacekeeping Missions

Cambodia has dispatched over 6,000 blue-helmet troops for the United Nations peacekeeping missions since 2006 � an effort that earns the Kingdom 26th place among 30 biggest troop deploying countries for UN missions.

The figure was made known by Samdech Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, while co-chairing official conclusion of the Training Capsule on UN Peacekeeping Operations and Demining with Ambassador of India to Cambodia H.E. Ms. Manika Jain in Phnom Penh this morning.

Samdech Tea Banh spoke highly of good cooperation between Cambodia and India, and thanked the latter for its support to Cambodia’s human resource development, particularly in peacekeeping and demining skills.

Samdech Tea Banh expressed his appreciation of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance (NPMEC) and encouraged them to continue good cooperation with partner countries.

According to Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of NPMEC, Cambodia and India have cooperated in peacekeeping sector since 2007, and since then, India has given 26 training courses to a total of 989 Cambodian trainees.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press