Cambodia sends 218 troops to peacekeeping mission in Mali amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cambodia has dispatched 218 Blue Helmets to join the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nation of Mali, the Khmer Times reported on Monday.

A ceremony to send them off on Friday was presided over by Director-General of the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces (NCPF) General Sem Sovanny at the Phnom Penh International Airport.

According to NCPF, the 218 peacekeepers – of whom 18 are women – are replacing the equal number of Blue Helmets who are on their way back home.

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