NYALA, April 8 (ChinaMil) -- The 225 officers and men of the 10th Chinese peacekeeping detachment to Darfur, Sudan were conferred the UN Peace Medal of Honor by the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur(UNAMID) on April 6, 2015 for their outstanding performance in the UN peacekeeping actions in Darfur.
The medal-awarding ceremony was held at the Nyala Super Camp of the UNAMID. Commander-in-Chief of the UNAMID Lt. General Paul Ignace Mella and the commanding officers of the peacekeeping troops from different countries attended the ceremony.
Lt. General Mella reviewed the troops of the Chinese peacekeeping detachment and awarded the medals to them at the ceremony. He spoke highly of the contributions made by the Chinese peacekeepers: "Chinese peacekeeping servicemen have brought peace, security and hope to Darfur with their selflessness, dedication, determination and courage."
"They also set a professional, diligent and dedicative model for the troop contributing countries of the UNAMID," He added.
The UN Peace Medal of Honor is an important award set up by the UN to commend people who make outstanding contributions to the international peacekeeping cause.
Since deployed to the mission area in August 2014, the 10th Chinese peacekeeping detachment to Darfur, Sudan has successively fulfilled 98 engineering support tasks. The Chinese peacekeeping engineers leveled grounds with an area totaling 54, 260 square meters and constructed roads with a total length of 7.62 km.