China sends 350 peacekeepers to South Sudan

China sends 350 peacekeepers to South Sudan

A 350-member echelon of China’s seventh peacekeeping infantry battalion to Juba, South Sudan, on Thursday departed north China’s Tianjin on a one-year mission.

They are the first batch of the 700-strong peacekeeping infantry battalion dispatched by China to the East African country.

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The team will be tasked with carrying out armed patrols, responding to conflicts and protecting civilians, among other peacekeeping missions.

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They have undergone a three-month training session covering more than 150 subjects to enhance their professionalism and emergency response capabilities.

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The second echelon will depart for South Sudan in late December.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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