Cambodia to Dispatch 184 Peacekeeping Forces to Lebanon

Phnom Penh , Jan. 8 – The Royal Government of Cambodia will send 184 blue berets, 13 female, to the Republic of Lebanon on 9 January 2019 to carry out United Nations peacekeeping missions, according to Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman of Cambodia’s National Center for Peacekeeping Forces and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance on Tuesday.

The sending ceremony will be held at the Military Infantry Institute in Kompong Speu‘s Phnom Srouch district, presided over by General Pol Saroeun, Senior Minister responsible for sending Cambodian forces to participate in UN peacekeeping mission.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent 5,783 peacekeepers, 277 females, to carry out UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic.