Peacekeeping: a contingent of 163 Chinese peacekeepers deployed to South Sudan
China is engaged in peace missions in african continent. A Chinese contingent rallied from the South Sudanese capital in Juba on thursday (19th september).
The Middle Kingdom continues to increase his presence in african continent. China has deployed a contingent of 163 Chinese peacekeepers for the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. Comprised of a team of 130 sappers and a medical unit of 33 people, they will be responsible for the maintenance and modernization of supply routes, repairs to airport runways and the construction of shelters and will provide basic health services. For China’s Ambassador to Juba, this mission will help create an environment conducive to the implementation of the peace agreement signed between the government and the rebel group.
“I am very confident that the troops will carry out their mission brilliantly, and I am sure they will receive significant support from the South Sudanese government and people. This is a new contribution from China to the peace process in South Sudan, but also a new contribution from China to world peace and development,” he said. A total of 331 soldiers are involved in this project. The second contingent of the Chinese battalion will fly from Beijing on 25 September. “I am very confident that the troops will carry out their mission brilliantly, and I am sure they will receive significant support from the South Sudanese government and people,” he added.