PHNOM PENH, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia will send soldiers to Chad and
Central Africa for UN peacekeeping mission, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
said here on Tuesday.
"We will send our soldiers to these countries according to the request of
the UN Secretary General," he told a university graduation ceremony.
Cambodia has already sent 3 groups of soldiers for mine clearance in Sudan
for UN peacekeeping mission, he said, adding that the country never sent troops
to war-torn countries.
Meanwhile, the premier didn't mention when and how many soldiers would be
sent to the two countries.
In 2006, Cambodia sent 135 deminers to Sudan for UN peacekeeping mission,
and then 139 in June 2007 to replace the old ones. The deminers were renewed
again in 2008.
Additionally, Cambodia once joined international military exercises
respectively held in Bangladesh and Mongolia.
In 2010, Cambodia will host a large-scale ASEAN-U.S. military exercise at
its Sihanoukville Port. ¡¡