Cambodian Troops Depart for UN Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon

New batch of 184 Cambodian troops has recently departed for Lebanon for United Nations peacekeeping mission.

Lieutenant-General Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance, presided over an official event to see them off.

Belonging to Engineering Unit 693, the Cambodian blue helmet troops will replace current team of unit 963 there in charge of areas like mine clearance, demarcation and construction.

Gen. Sem Sovanny on behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia expressed his pride of their service, highlighting that there are 13 women in the new batch.

This year marks Cambodia's 13th anniversary for sending its troops for UN peacekeeping mission, and the country has deployed a total of 5,700 troops � 260 of them are women � for the service in Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Mali, Syria and Cyprus.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press