Kenyan army commander visits Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2015-11-20 16:53

Li Qingfeng, commanding officer of the Chinese peacekeeping force to South Sudan (Wau), introduces photos showing Chinese Military’s 25-year participation in UN peacekeeping missions to Lt. Gen. Leonard Muriuki Ngondi, army commander of the Kenyan Defense Forces, on November 18,2015.

WAU, November 20 (ChinaMil) -- A 16-member delegation headed by Lt. Gen. Leonard Muriuki Ngondi, army commander of the Kenyan Defense Forces, and Brigadier James Gitiba, chief of logistics department at the Kenya Army headquarters, visited the engineering troops of the 14th Chinese peacekeeping taskforce to South Sudan (Wau) on the afternoon of November 18, 2015.

At 18:30, Lt. Gen. Leonard Muriuki Ngondi and his delegation arrived at the barracks of the Chinese peacekeeping engineering troops. Accompanied by Li Qingfeng, commanding officer of the Chinese peacekeeping force in Wau, they visited a photo exhibition of Chinese military’s 25-year participation in UN peacekeeping missions and held friendly talks with Chinese peacekeepers.

Lt. Gen. Leonard Muriuki Ngondi pointed out that the Chinese peacekeeping force is an important part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and has made great contributions to peace, stability and social development there.

He also commented highly on the establishment of the China-Kenya Friendship Post and the friendly interactions between Chinese and Kenyan peacekeepers.

Before leaving, Lt. Gen. Leonard Muriuki Ngondi said "China and Kenya have long-standing friendship. I hope peacekeepers of the two countries will carry on the friendship and work more closely to make greater contributions to peace in South Sudan."

It is learnt that Lt. Gen. Leonard Muriuki Ngondi particularly requested to visit the Chinese peacekeeping force while he was inspecting the Kenyan peacekeeping infantry battalion.

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