By Chen Xiaolin and Zhang Xiaokun
SOUTH SUDAN, Sept. 6 (ChinaMil) -- The 11-member security advisory group of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) led by the deputy commander of UNMISS Sector West visited the barracks of the 8th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to South Sudan (Wau) on Tuesday, local time.
The security advisory group of UNMISS consists of staff members from the US, UK, Canada, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Cambodia, Nigeria, Guatemala, as well as representatives of troop-contributing countries (TCCs). The group visited the defense facilities of the Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment in order to promote their excellent practices in the UNMISS.
Under the guidance of Han Chao, the operations staff officer of the Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment, the security advisory group of UNMISS visited the Chinese peacekeeping troops' defense facilities such as underground bunker, combat sand table, fortification, watchtower, electronic fence, block wall, and infantry fighting vehicles on the same morning. Han also explained in details how Chinese peacekeepers deal with emergencies.
The Chinese peacekeeping engineers also conducted an on-site defense demonstration targeting "hypothetical situations" at the request of the security advisory group and won high praise from the group.
After the visit, the director of the Strategic Planning Division of UNMISS headquarters said: "The Chinese fortifications have surprised us. We really admire that! This visit has benefited me a lot and I very much look forward to studying in China."