Japan To Continue Training Cambodian Peacekeepers

Japan has reaffirmed to continue training Cambodian blue helmet troops on engineering skill before their departure for UN peacekeeping missions.

The word was given by a visiting Japan's delegation led by Lt. Col. Yukihiro Oyama of International Policy Division Bureau of Ministry of Defence during a meeting with Gen. Sem Sovanny, Director General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and ERW Clearance here in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Lt. Col. Yukihiro Oyama informed Gen. Sem Sovanny that Japan will dispatch military professors to Cambodia from late June to late July to help train the Cambodian peacekeepers.

The training will be the third capacity building course made possible under a memorandum of understand (MoU) between the two countries' Defence Ministries.

For his part, Gen. Sem Sovanny thanked the Government of Japan as well as the Ministry of Defence for on-going technical and physical assistances to Cambodia.

He also invited Japanese side for exposure visit and encouraged another MoU to promote peacekeeping service of Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press