Cambodian PM Condemns Attack on Cambodian Blue Helmet Troops in Mali

Cambodia strongly condemns the attack on Cambodian peacekeeping forces in Mali by a group of rebels.

The condemnation was made this morning by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

According to a message posted on the Premier's Facebook page, on Mar. 22, 2018, at around 1:55 pm (time in Cambodia), there was an atrocious attack on Cambodian soldiers' camp in Mali. Fortunately, no one is neither killed nor injured.

I'd like to call on all armed personnel to strengthen their respective spirit as the Cambodian citizens. Cambodia strongly condemns the rebel group in Mali for the assault on Cambodian troops, he underlined.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister also expressed thanks to the Government of France for its cooperation with Cambodia in UN missions. Cambodia will increase its forces to take part in the peacekeeping operations under the UN umbrella, he added.

Mali is not the only nation where Cambodia has deployed its peacekeepers. Since 2006, the Kingdom has sent more than 4,000 troops � 146 of them are women � for the UN peacekeeping missions in Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mali, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press