China dispatches 190 officers and soldiers for UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

A team of 190 officers and soldiers has departed from northeast China’s Dalian for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, a report said on Tuesday.

“The team is part of China’s 395-strong fifth peacekeeping force to Mali, which consists of security personnel, military engineers, and medical staff.

“The remaining teams will depart on May 24 to relieve the fourth peacekeeping group,’’ it noted.

The media report said that some 79 members of the fifth group had previously taken part in the third peacekeeping force sent to Mali.

The fifth group, however, would stay in Mali for one year, covering tasks including ensuring the security, repairing roads, bridges, airfield runways, and campsites, as well as emergency rescue and medical treatment.

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