LATEST BATCH OF CHINESE PEACEKEEPERS LEAVE FOR SOUTH SUDAN

BEIJING, Feb 27 (NNN-XINHUA) — Seven Chinese peacekeeping police officers have departed for South Sudan on a one-year mission as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force in that troubled East African country.

According the Ministry of Public Security here, the police officers, who left from beijing Sunday, are the sixth team of Chinese peacekeeping police assigned to South Sudan and were selected by the police authority in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.

They have all attended peacekeeping training, including the situation in the mission zone, international law, first aid, driving, English and shooting, and have passed the relevant UN examinations, the ministry said.

The Ministry has since 2000 sent 2,458 police officers to nine UN peacekeeping mission zones in Timor Leste, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Haiti, South Sudan and Cyprus.

Source: Nam News Network