Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 17 - Cambodia is ranked 29th (17th for female) out of 122 countries in the United Nation for sending forces to UN peacekeeping mission, according to General Neang Phat, Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Defense, on Wednesday.

Since 2006, the Royal Government of Cambodia has sent 5,571 blue berets, 264 females, to overseas missions.

He said that the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) has cooperated with countries inside and outside the region, especially in the fields of counterterrorism, maritime security, disaster relief and cooperation, peacekeeping operations, human resource and capacity building through exchange programs.

General also said that RCAF also works on promoting gender by appointing women to leadership positions at all levels.