Phnom Penh (FN), May 31 - Cambodia pledged further commitment to peacekeeping operations under the United Nations framework, Ouch Borith, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation addressed at the Closing Ceremony of ASEAN Regional Advance Demining Techinical Training Course for Trainers UNPKO on Friday at the Ministry.
“Cambodia reiterates her commitment to continuing its humanitarian activities under UN peacekepping mission. We are preparing for UN Peacekeeping Capacity Readiness System- UNPCRS," Ouch Borith stated.
As a peace contributor and civilization connector, Cambodia does not only prioritize sustainable development, but also contribution to global peace and world order. In terms of peace contribution, Cambodia, since 2006, has sent 6,278 peacekeepers, 285 females, to carry out UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic.
Nowadays, the kingdom has 788 troops conducting missions in five countries, including Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, Central African Republic, and Lebanon working as gendarmerie, observers, and staff in the fields of demining, construction and airport engineering.
Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded the world that Cambodia used to receive United Nations peacekeeping forces to operate peacekeeping mission on a war-torn kingdom. Today, Cambodia dispatches Cambodian peacekeepers to global peace mission.