Vancouver, Canada (FN), Nov 15 – Tea Banh, Minister of National Defense said that Cambodia would increase the number of Cambodian female peacekeepers by 15 percent to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

His remark was made during bilateral meeting in Vancouver, Canada, with Canadian Defense Minister The Honorable Harjit Sajjan, on Tuesday, on the UN peacekeeping mission.

The Canadian Defense Minister expressed his gratitude to Cambodia for participating in the UN peacekeeping mission.

He also praised Cambodia's leadership for the peacekeeping mission, especially the increase in female peacekeepers.

The Canadian Defense Minister also highlighted the principles of the Vancouver Conventions on reducing the number of child soldiers.