PHNOM PENH, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia will send a group of 23 demining experts, along with 12 mine sniffing dogs, to Israel this week for a mine clearance mission, Heng Ratana, chief of the Cambodia Mine Action Center, said on Monday.
"This will be the first time that Cambodia sends demining experts to Israel," he told Xinhua, adding that the move comes following the request from the Israeli government.
The Israeli side would cover all expenses for the group, he said, adding that they would leave Cambodia for Israel between April 4 and 9.
Ratana said the Cambodian demining experts would work with their Israeli counterparts for a four-month mine clearance mission.
"It will also be a good chance for both sides to exchange experience in mine clearance," he said.