France Appreciates Cambodian Peacekeepers

Mr. Admiral Frederic Daumas, French Defence Attaché to Cambodia spoke highly of the Cambodian blue helmet troops in carrying out the UN peacekeeping missions.

The appreciation was made during a meeting between H.E. Gen. Vong Pisen, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the French defence attaché on Feb. 9 here in Phnom Penh.

Mr. Admiral Frederic Daumas said that the French army has helped trained the RCAF, especially in French language, fostering the cooperation between the armies of the two countries.

H.E. Vong Pisen warmly welcomed Mr. Admiral Frederic Daumas’s mission in Cambodia and highlighted the role of the Cambodia armed forces in supporting the government in the fight against COVID-19.

Since 2006, Cambodia has deployed more than 7,000 peacekeepers, including over 500 women, for 11 missions in nine countries: Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, the Central African Republic, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mali, Syria, and Yemen.

Almost 800 Cambodian blue helmet troops are currently fulfilling their missions in Lebanon, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, and Central African Republic.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press