PHNOM PENH (Bernama) – Cambodia on Thursday dispatched its fifth batch of peacekeepers on a United Nations mission to Lebanon, Xinhua news agency reported.
The 184-member team replaces the fourth group whose one-year mission has ended.
The group will carry out duties including clearing landmines, constructing roads, bridges and shelters, and providing medical treatment to Lebanese civilians.
“This is a new achievement by our brave armed forces in the area of peacekeeping,” said Gen Pol Saroeun, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.
Cambodia sent its first troops overseas in the framework of the UN Peacekeeping Operations in 2006.
About 2,350 peacekeepers have since been deployed in Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Lebanon, the Central African Republic and Mali.a