German De-Mining Expert receives Royal Sahametrei Decoration

Mr. Peter Willers, retired Colonel of the German Armed Forces and, at present, Co-Director of Demining Unit 6 in Siem Reap, was honoured on February 10, 2010 with the Royal Sahametrei Decoration, Officers Class, for his achievements in his work at DU 6. The decoration was presented to him by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong on the occasion of the signing ceremony for the German support of DU 6 in 2010. Mr. Peter Willers, retired Colonel of the German Armed Forces and at present Co-Director of Demining Unit 6 in Siem Reap Enlarge image Mr. Peter Willers, retired Colonel of the German Armed Forces and at present Co-Director of Demining Unit 6 in Siem Reap (© German Embassy Phnom Penh)

Over the past few years, DU 6 has established a reputation for highly efficient and effective mine clearance. Mr. Willers has helped to maintain the high spirit and morale of the unit and to assure the strict application of quality standards for demining. To date no accident in the field has occurred.

On the occasion of the signing of the 2010 agreement, German Ambassador Frank M. Mann said: "We are proud to be associated with the work of this unit and with the dedicated performance of Mr. Willers"