NAIROBI, Nov. 24 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion in South Sudan (Juba) held the third rotation and takeover ceremony at the UN camp in Juba, capital city of South Sudan, on the afternoon of November 23, local time, marking that the fourth Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion officially took over the UN peacekeeping mission from the third Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan.
The two battalions had handover and takeover of a range of subjects such as vehicles and equipment, weapons and ammunition and medical appliances in the past few days, and exchanged views on the current security situation in the mission area and the matters needing attention when carrying out operations.
The third Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion in South Sudan (Juba) was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Lieutenant-General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi in October this year to commend their contributions to maintaining peace in S. Sudan. It was the only peacekeeping force under the UNMISS which has won the honor since the beginning of this year.
The third Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion in South Sudan (Juba) came to the mission area in December 2016, and its 700 peacekeepers will return to China in four batches successively by the end of November 2017.