UNIFIL commander wishes Chinese peacekeepers happy Spring Festival

Source: China Military Online2014-01-20 15:35:08
Author: Editor: Zhang Tao


Maj. Gen. Paul Sierra, commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), shakes hands with Senior Colonel Jiang Zhaoyue (R), leader of an instruction group for the 11th rotation of the Chinese peacekeeping troops in Lebanon, at the UNIFIL headquarters on January 17, local time. (chinamil.com /Fei Boyu)

  LEBANON, January 20 (ChinaMil) -- Maj. Gen. Paul Sierra, commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), met with Senior Col. Jiang Zhaoyue, deputy chief of staff of the 13th Combined Corps of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), at the UNIFIL headquarters on the morning of January 17, local time.

  Jiang Zhaoyue led a group of officers from the 13th Combined Corps to Lebanon to instruct the 11th troop rotation of the Chinese peacekeeping force in Lebanon.

  During their meeting, Paul Sierra spoke highly of the contributions made by the Chinese peacekeeping troops to maintaining stability and prosperity of southern Lebanon. He wished all the Chinese peacekeepers a happy Spring Festival in the year of the horse.

  The Chinese peacekeeping troops have played an irreplaceable role in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, Paul Sierra said, adding that the 11th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon has fulfilled its missions with flying colors and he expected the 12th force would keep the same high standards in accomplishing various tasks entrusted by the UNIFIL headquarters as its predecessors did.

  Paul Sierra wished a smooth homeward journey to all the soldiers in the 11th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon. If his work arrangement permits, he would like to join the soldiers of the 12th Chinese peacekeeping force to greet the Chinese Lunar New Year of the year of the horse (which falls on January 31, 2014), Paul Sierra said.

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Maj. Gen. Paul Sierra, commander of the UNIFIL, met with Senior Col. Jiang Zhaoyue, deputy chief of staff of the 13th Combined Corps of the PLA, at the UNIFIL headquarters on the morning of January 17, local time.

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