Cambodia sends 8th batch of peacekeepers to Central African Republic

Cambodia on Sunday dispatched the eighth batch of 219 peacekeepers, including 28 women, to join a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Speaking at the departure ceremony held at the Phnom Penh International Airport, Gen. Sem Sovanny, director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Forces, said the troops would substitute the seventh group of forces who had completed a one-year mission in the country.

The military engineering group would work on mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal, as well as the construction of roads, bridges, campsites and wells, he said.

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