Chinese peacekeepers to Congo (K) win UN peace medals

China Military Online
Li Jiayao
Chinese peacekeepers wearing UN peace medals parade at a medal-awarding ceremony in Bukavu on July 20, 2017. ( by Kang Panpan)

BUKAVU, Congo, July 20 (ChinaMil) -- The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) honored a team of Chinese peacekeepers for their outstanding performance at a medal-awarding ceremony in Bukavu on July 20, 2017.

All the 218 members of the 20th Chinese peacekeeping force to Congo (Kinshasa) were awarded the UN Peace Medals at the ceremony.

Lieutenant General Derick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi, Force Commander of MONUSCO, spoke highly of the Chinese peacekeeping engineer and medical detachments at the ceremony. Officials of MONUSCO and representatives of distinguished guests granted each of the Chinese peacekeepers with a UN Peace Medal of Honor .

The 20th Chinese peacekeeping force to Congo (K) consists of two detachments, an engineer detachment and a medical detachment, totaling 218 members.

They were deployed to Bukavu, South Kivu province, Congo (K), since September of last year, and were mainly responsible for such missions as construction and repair of roads and bridges, rescue and treatment of the wounded, and diseases and epidemic prevention.

To date, the engineer detachment has completed 35 construction projects including the repair of an important strategic road from Kalehe to Minova, and the medical detachment has received and treated an accumulative number of 1,430 patients and fulfilled its missions including providing first aid for Pakistani personnel with burn injuries as well as rescuing and treating the wounded in a major accident during the helicopter training of the Egyptian special peacekeeping detachment.


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