Phnom Penh (FN), March 12 - Cambodian Minister of National Defense Tea Banh said that Cambodia will host a mine clearance training for peacekeeping operations to ASEAN countries and the world.

His statement was made during the closing ceremony of the training course 2017 for the students at the National Defense University on Monday.

He added that Cambodia has prepared to host a training course on mine clearance training for peacekeeping operations with participants from 12 regional and ASEAN countries at the Kampong Speu Polytechnic School.

"This training course recognizes the Royal Cambodian Armed Force's experience in mine clearance and peacekeeping missions in the country and the United Nation. This is another achievement of the RCAF”, stated the minister.

Since 2006, Cambodia has sent nearly 5,000 people, of which 200 are female, to the UN mission. Currently, Cambodia has nearly 1,000 active personnel in five countries, including Sudan, South Sudan, Africa, Central Lebanon and Mali.

Those blue berets make Cambodia the second largest donor of peacekeepers in the region.