CHINA China to send 395 peacekeepers to Mali

CHINA

China to send 395 peacekeepers to Mali

CGTN

05:35, March 16, 2019

a61df9625d4e4a1aaeb0a59be2d1f548.jpg

(Photo: CGTN)

China will dispatch its seventh batch of 395 peacekeepers to Mali on a UN mission in mid- to late-May, CCTV News reported.

It will consist of a 170-person guard unit, 155 sappers and a medical unit of 70. 

They will take on tasks such as repairing roads, bridges, and runways in mission areas, protect headquarters in war zones, and treat the sick and wounded. 

The first batch of Chinese peacekeepers to Mali was officially formed in Harbin City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on July 12, 2013. China has so far dispatched 22,000 military personnel since it began taking part in UN peacekeeping operations in 1990.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue