Phnom Penh (FN), Nov 10 - Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, will lead his senior delegation to Vancouver, Canada for a one-week mission from 12 to 18 November 2017, according to the Ministry of National Defense's announcement on Friday afternoon.

The purpose of the courtesy visit is to continue maintaining peace through the effectiveness of reserved and mobilized forces. It also aims to empower women and promote gender equality in peacekeeping mission.

After the meeting, Tea Banh will also hold bilateral meetings with Canadian counterpart and UN deputy Secretary General responsible for maintaining peace.