Cambodia Remains Committed to Peacekeeping Efforts

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2020 —

Cambodia remains committed to continue its peacekeeping efforts to promote peace and development for all.

The commitment was reaffirmed by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia, at the virtual General Debate: 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 26.

Cambodia is proud of its peacekeeping contributions throughout the years under the UN umbrella, said the Premier, pointing out that as of now, there are nearly 800 Cambodian blue helmets, of which 10 percent are women, serving in Sudan, South Sudan, Lebanon, Mali and Central African Republic.

“On this 75th anniversary of the UN, we must honour all those brave persons, including the Cambodians, who have given their lives for the noble cause of contributing to a better and more peaceful world. Cambodia remains committed, today as ever, to continue our peacekeeping efforts with a view to promoting peace and development for all,” he emphasised.

Cambodia counts nevertheless on the UN to provide adequate resources, regular trainings in pre- and post-deployments, and continuous supports to the Peacekeeping Operations to enable them to deliver on their mandate fully, efficiently and safely, he continued.

Besides, the Cambodian Prime Minister expressed his concern over another key issue related to peace and security, i.e. non-state terrorism.

“In my view, it would be a very serious mistake to brush aside the threat of non-state terrorism, in the mere hope that it would go away by itself. We have to admit that the root causes of this religious radicalism, or for that matter for all forms of radicalism, have yet to be addressed. In fact, all forms of radicalism or violent extremism stem from a deep sense of social injustice, based on discrimination on gender, language, skin colour, beliefs or origins,” he explained.

Moreover, Samdech Techo Hun Sen added, there remain other critical threats to the peace and security all around the world.

By C. Nika