Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Troops to join UN’s CAR effort

Troops to join UN’s CAR effort

Troops to join UN’s CAR effort

Cambodia will send a detachment of 216 peacekeepers to the United Nations stabilisation mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), the Information Ministry has said.

The Kingdom already sent a delivery of tanks, trucks and other materiel there on Friday.

“After the arrival of the supplies in the Central African Republic, we will be sending 216 peacekeeping forces, nine of them female, to the country to be part of the mission there,” said Sem Sovanny, director-general of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance.

According to the UN, MINUSCA was established in April “with the protection of civilians as its utmost priority” as violent conflict between CAR’s Christians and Muslims wore on.

Cambodian peacekeepers are also stationed in Mali, where they help with demining and airport maintenance.

Recently, however, two died of food poisoning and another two were injured after driving over a landmine.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen ready to ‘break record’, says Rainsy lost

    Caretaker prime minister Hun Sen used a meeting with 18,400 factory workers on Wednesday to predict that he would beat the record for being the world’s longest-serving non-royal leader. He also used the platform to slam political opponent Sam Rainsy who he said had lost

  • Sihanoukville land prices skyrocketing amid breakneck development

    Sihanoukville, the Kingdom’s most famous beach destination for tourists, is seemingly becoming a paradise for Chinese investors as well. The huge influx of Chinese investors has caused property values to rise, especially the price of land, which has nearly doubled in some places near

  • US names new ambassador to Cambodia

    US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed W Patrick Murphy as the new US Ambassador to Cambodia, replacing incumbent William A Heidt. A press release posted on the White House’s website said nominee W Patrick Murphy is currently acting principal deputy assistant secretary at

  • Kingdom is at a crossroads between East, West after poll

    It was dubbed a success by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen after the electoral victory of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which is poised to take all seats in the National Assembly. But the July 29 national election has not been positively looked at by