Cambodian Blue Helmet Troops Return Home from Mali

Cambodia's blue helmet troops have returned home from Mali after completing their United Nations (UN) multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in the country.

Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) greeted their arrival recently at Phnom Penh International Airport.

According to the director general, there are 229 of them, and they are specialised in airport engineering and clearance of unexploded ordnance.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent over 5,000 troops � 200 of whom are women � for the UN peacekeeping operations in Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mali and Syria.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press