A squad of 100 military engineers( namely “white helmets”) and the health service left Thursday China for a one-year peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The local magazine reports that the plane carrying this team of Chinese peacekeepers leaving for DR Congo left Diwopu Airport in Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 3:00 am, in China.
These soldiers constitute the first group of the 22nd peacekeeping contingent sent by China to this Central African country. The other 218 members will leave on September 28th, Kivu Press info reports.
Upon arrival, the engineering detachment will take care of tasks such as the maintenance of roads, bridges, fortifications, and airports, while the medical team will focus on the care of the wounded, the prevention of epidemics and the prevention of disease and humanitarian aid.
These soldiers received special training in preparation for the mission.
Chinese “blue helmets” provide free services to the Congolese people. They also renovated roads in Ebola-affected areas in the DRC, the Chinese media reports.
For decades, the Chinese “blue helmets” have shown their love to the local people through their brave action, and helped build “a community of shared future for mankind.” They deserve the reputation as envoys of peace.
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