Angkor Sentinel Brings Cambodia Valuable Experience PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:12

Two consecutive years (2010 and 2011) for Cambodia to host the multinational military exercise have brought about valuable experience sharing in a manner that further ready the country’s armed forces for the world peacekeeping mission.

According to the Director-General of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) Lt. Gen. Sem Sovanny, an engineering unit who has been joining the military exercise has been reserved for peace building mission in Libya.

The second Cambodia-based multinational military exercise, called Angkor Sentinel 2011, taking place from May 16 to 27 is a supplement to similar exercise in July 2010.

The Angkor Sentinel 2011 is joined by forces from Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal and the United States. The exercise in 2010 brought together more than 700 armed forces from 24 countries, including Cambodia.

As part of the second multinational military exercise, an Engineer Civic Action Project has been building a 3-room school and renovating a dilapidated clinic in Kampong Speu province. Medical and dental care to around 600 to 800 local patients per day has also been provided.

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2011 –