Twenty Blue Helmet Troops Leave for Mine Clearance Training in China

Twenty Cambodian blue helmet troops departed here on Oct. 12 for a humanitarian mine clearance training in Nanjing of China under support of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Speaking at the send-off ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, H.E. Gen. Tang Chan Ponleu, Director of Planning Operation and Training Department of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and ERW Clearance (NPMEC), said the training of Cambodian blue helmet troops will last for six weeks, from Oct. 14 to Nov. 23, aiming at strengthening capacity and sharing experience on mine clearance for UN peacekeeping operations.

Besides, other 15 Cambodian blue helmet troops will leave for India on Oct. 17 for the training on mine detection dog management under the support of India, underlined H.E. Gen. Tang Chan Ponleu.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent over 3,000 blue helmet troops to take part in UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Lebanon, Mali, Central African Republic, Syria and Cyprus.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press