The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) holds a workshop at the barracks of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali on August 23, 2016.
MALI, Aug. 26 (ChinaMil) --The workshop on humanitarian relief theories organized by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was held at the base of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali on August 23, local time.
Bi Guangyuan, commanding officer of Chinese medical detachment, chaired the workshop. Force Commander of MINUSMA Sector East Major General Michael Lollesgaard attended the opening ceremony.
More than 20 representatives of seven medical units under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) participated in the workshop.
Mountaga Diallo, former force commander of United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and former deputy chief of Army Staff of Senegal, gave lectures in the workshop.
The workshop mainly focused on the ICRC's relevant laws and regulations, the International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the Geneva Conventions and additional protocols, non-international armed conflict, UN peacekeeping operations, duties of peacekeeping force commanders and peacekeeping missions of MINUSMA.
ICRC is the promoter of the Geneva Conventions and the guardian of IHL, said Mountaga Diallo. In armed conflicts, ICRC will act as a neutral intermediary and make every effort to protect and help victims of international and domestic wars, riots and tensions based on the Geneva Conventions, Diallo added.
Representatives from the Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment spoke highly of this workshop and thought it was of practical and guiding significance in the peacekeeping operations.
Mountaga Diallo gives a lecture on the international humanitarian law in the workshop on humanitarian relief theories held at the base of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali on August 23, 2016.
Representatives of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment pose for a group photo with Mountaga Diallo after the workshop on humanitarian relief theories held at the base of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali on August 23, 2016.