JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, March 22 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese peacekeeping forces have made outstanding contributions to the peace process in South Sudan, said the head of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations during his inspection tour to the 3rd Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan on March 20.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous spoke highly of the valiant Chinese peacekeeping infantrymen who rescued seven UN working staffs in a conflict not long ago. He praised that Chinese peacekeepers are well trained and of high morale.
In view of the current volatile situations in South Sudan, now more than ever, the UN Missions in South Sudan (UNMISS) needs support from Chinese peacekeeping forces, he said.
Hervé Ladsous also expressed deep condolences to the pass of Li Lei and Yang Shubin. The two soldiers of the Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion lost their lives when performing guard mission in an infantry fighting vehicle which was hit by a rocket bomb on July 10, 2016.
Since deployed to the mission area in Juba in December last year, the 3rd Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan is mainly responsible for the protection of civilians, guard mission and urban patrols and other tasks.