Chinese peacekeepers to South Sudan awarded top UNMISS commendation

China Military Online
Li Jiayao
2020-12-21 16:44:52

JUBA, South Sudan, Dec. 21 -- Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), recently granted the collective commendation at the highest level for UNMISS forces to 36 members of the 6th Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan. Meanwhile, 100 Chinese peacekeepers were awarded the individual commendation.

The collective commendation is presented by the UN peace operations as the highest honor to peacekeepers from different countries, to recognize units and individuals that make outstanding contributions to the operation.

Since its deployment in November last year, the 6th Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan has overcome the impact of the pandemic, steadily grappled with the complex and severe security situation in the mission area, and successfully completed tasks such as protecting civilians, armed escort, humanitarian aid and so on, receiving high recognition from various UNMISS departments and local people.

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