• June 13, 2024
 Cambodia sends 14 armoured vehicles and 5 material containers for UN mission in Mali

Cambodia sends 14 armoured vehicles and 5 material containers for UN mission in Mali

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Cambodia has sent 14 vehicles, armoured vehicles (MPVs) and 5 material containers for refuelling and existing equipment for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Squadron on a UN mission in the Republic of Mali.

The ceremony was held on June 6, in the presence of Ouch Borith, Deputy Prime Minister and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Multinational Peacekeeping Forces Training School in Phnom Sruoch District, Kampong Speu Province.

Borith stated that the trucks and the containers will be delivered to the Sihanoukville International Port and will be shipped to the Republic of Mali on June 8. All will reach the goal by mid-August 2023 as well.

He confirmed that all the vehicles, armoured vehicles and equipment are to complement the existing vehicles and equipment serving the mission.

General Sem Sovanny, First Vice-Chairman of the National Committee and Director-General of the National Peacekeeping Centre said that four of the 14 armoured vehicles were ambulances equipped with adequate medical equipment and the other 10 armoured vehicles are for transporting troops to conduct missions.

The armoured vehicles were sent to the mission area in the Republic of Mali because insurgents frequently set up roadside mines or ambushes and improvised explosive devices. Fresh News

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