Juba, November 8 On the 7th local time, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) awarded the sixth batch of Chinese soldiers to the South Sudan (Juba) peacekeeping infantry battalion “Peace Medal of Honor” in recognition of their contributions to the cause of peace in South Sudan.
At 9:30 in the morning, the award ceremony kicked off with a cheerful welcome song. The representatives of the sixth batch of Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion officers and soldiers lined up neatly and vigorously. Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan Hua Ning, Deputy Special Representative of the UN South Sudan League Cong Guang, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of UN South Sudan Army Zhang Yijun, Military Attache Feng Bo of the Embassy, Commander Wang Chuanjing of the UN South Sudan League West Theater, etc. Medal of Honor”.
Zhang Yijun issued a special certificate to the battalion commander. He spoke highly of the outstanding performance of China’s sixth batch of peacekeeping infantry battalions in the past year. He said that Chinese peacekeeping officers and soldiers are not afraid of danger and willing to make dedication. They are the most disciplined, well-trained, and most professional troops in the UN mission force, and they are a model of UNNSMIS troops.
Han Tao, the battalion commander of the sixth batch of China’s peacekeeping infantry battalion, said, “Although our mission is about to end, the mission of safeguarding world peace is always on the way. We will cherish our honor, never forget our original aspirations, and continue to stick to our posts with the highest standards. The second peacekeeping mission has come to a successful conclusion.”
The sixth batch of China’s peacekeeping infantry battalion was deployed to the mission area in December last year. Up to now, the battalion has carried out 8 short-distance patrols, 12 armed escorts, and 73 urban patrols.
The patrol in the weapon restricted area has reached more than 8,700 hours, the patrol mileage has reached more than 100,000 kilometers, and has participated in handling various emergencies 284 times. In addition, the infantry battalion has carried out more than 20 humanitarian relief activities such as free consultations and donations for condolences, which have been highly praised by the UNSC, friendly forces and local people. It is reported that the battalion will begin rotation in early December