On the morning of August 14, after completing the peacekeeping mission entrusted by the United Nations, the 2nd echelon of 230 peacekeeping officers and soldiers of the 7th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali returned home. The 1st echelon had returned home in late July. So far, all the 7th Chinese peacekeeping forces to Mali have returned to their troops in China. (Compiled by Sun Shangyi)
The 7th Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali is composed of 412 personnel, including an engineer contingent and a guard contingent with personnel drawn from the PLA 78th Group Army, and a medical contingent with members mainly from the 962th Hospital of Shenyang Joint Logistic Support Center.
They flew to Mali last May for a one-year peacekeeping mission, which was later extended by three months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Having successfully completed all of their missions, all 412 personnel were awarded the United Nations Peace Medal of Honor.