MALI, Aug. 6 (ChinaMil) -- From August 1to 3 in Mali, local time, three detachments of the 6th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali, i.e. the medical detachment, the engineer detachment, and the security guard detachment, successfully passed the equipment inspection organized by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for the second time.
In the past few days, MINUSMA sent an 8-member inspection team to the camps of the Chinese peacekeeping force to conduct comprehensive inspection of more than 21,000 pieces of materials and equipment in 24 categories, including weapons, equipment, construction machinery, medical supplies and so on.
The inspection team officials tested every detail from the wrench screws in the toolbox to the data on the vehicle odometer one by one through examining, asking, moving, and testing, etc., and required the Chinese peacekeepers to carry out the equipment operations on site.
After three days of inspection, all vehicles, materials, supplies, and hardware facilities of the 6th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali were confirmed to have passed the inspection with a high standard.
At the subsequent signing meeting, the inspection team officials unanimously praised the excellent performance of weapons and equipment of the Chinese peacekeeping force and the professionally skills of the Chinese peacekeepers, adding that this gave them a great impression.
“The Chinese peacekeeping force has successfully completed the tasks of sentry duty, engineering construction, and rescue of the wounded, and has passed the equipment inspection with a high standard. Your outstanding performance can serve as an example to the MINUSMA peacekeeping teams,” said the head of the inspection team.
It is learned that the equipment inspection is carried out by the United Nations based on the Memorandum of Understanding to check whether the peacekeeping equipment provided by the troop-contributing countries meet the requirements of the United Nations. The inspection standard is very strict with “zero tolerance” and it is usually carried out once every three months.