Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 1 – Cambodia has sent 73 military policemen, 11 females, on the humanitarian mission to South Sudan under the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

The send-off ceremony was held on Friday at the Institute for Peacekeeping and Mine Action Training in Kampong Speu province, presided over by General Pol Saroeun, senior minister in charge of sending Cambodian forces to participate in UN peacekeeping mission, and Pauline Tamesis, UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia.

General Pol Saroeun addressed that the foundation of democracy is composed of peace, economic development, respect for people's freedoms and fundamental human rights and elections. Cambodia and her people would not be able to enjoy peace and development without Prime Minister Hun Sen’s win-win policy that ended the kingdom’s chronic civil wars in 1998.

General Pol Saroeun also urged for cooperation to prevent the spread of fake news in Cambodia.

He added that the UN peacekeeping mission is an important contribution to global peace and stability. The Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to contributing to the international community by fulfilling its mission under the United Nations umbrella.

As a peace contributor and civilization connector, Cambodia does not only prioritize sustainable development, but also contribution to global peace and world order. Since 2006, has sent 6,278 peacekeepers, 285 females, to carry out UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Chad, Mali and Central African Republic.

Nowadays, the kingdom has 788 troops conducting missions in five countries, including Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, Central African Republic, and Lebanon working as gendarmerie, observers, and staff in the fields of demining, construction, and airport engineering.