Last Updated: 2019-01-10
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KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia, Jan 10 (NNN-AKP) - Cambodia dispatched the eighth batch of 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon, on Wednesday, to replace the seventh group, whose one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon has come to an end.

The military engineering group, including 13 women, would work on landmine clearance, road, bridge and shelter construction, and humanitarian tasks, during their mission there, said Pol Saroeun, a senior minister in charge of sending troops to the U.N. peacekeeping missions.

"The ceremony today, once again demonstrates Cambodia's active contribution to the U.N. peacekeeping missions, in maintaining peace, security and stability in the world," he said, during a farewell ceremony, held at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces, here.

Sem Sovanny, director-general of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, said, the Southeast Asian nation first sent troops overseas on the U.N. peacekeeping missions in 2006.

To date, the country has provided a total of 5,785 troops, including 277 women, to take part in the U.N. peacekeeping operations, he said.-- NNN-AKP