Cambodian Blue Helmet Forces Return Home from South Sudan

A contingent of the Cambodian military forces returned home on June 28 after successfully fulfilled their UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

This Blue Helmet group of Unit 816 was welcomed at the Phnom Penh International Airport by Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC).

Gen. Sem Sovanny highly appreciated their heroism and accomplishments during their one-year mission in South Sudan.

The NPMEC director general also reaffirmed the royal government's commitment and contribution to the world peace even though Cambodian peacekeepers were killed during their mission under the UN umbrella.

On the occasion, Gen. SAm Sovanny presented honorary decoration to each of the Blue Helmets.

This contingent was replaced by their counterpart of Unit 618 who left here on June 26 night for South Sudan.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent a total of 4,459 troops for the UN peacekeeping operations in Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Syria, Lebanon, Mali, and Cyprus.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press