The commander of UNIFIL praised the professionalism and diligence of the Chinese peacekeepers

2022-04-30 0 By

Beirut, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) –Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Del Cole said during his inspection of the Chinese peacekeepers’ barracks that the professionalism and diligence of The Chinese peacekeepers deserve to be commended. He thanked the Chinese peacekeepers for their sincere service over the past 16 years.Upon the end of his term as head and commander of the UNIFIL mission, Del Cole made a special trip to the headquarters of the Chinese PEACEKEEPING force to Lebanon in Siniya village in southern Lebanon to bid farewell to the Chinese peacekeepers and express his gratitude to all the officers and soldiers of the Chinese detachment for their high support.Accompanied by Ye Fangchao, commander of the 20th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon, Derkor inspected the Chinese peacekeeping troops.After listening to the report on the work of the detachment, they fully recognized the work of the 20th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon and spoke highly of the contribution of the Chinese military to the peacekeeping cause.”As an important part of UNIFIL, the Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon has played an important role in maintaining peace and stability in the South Lebanon region.”In his farewell speech, Del Cole reviewed the profound friendship he has forged with the four batches of Chinese peacekeepers to Lebanon.He said that the Chinese de-mining teams have ensured the safety of UNIFIL personnel and the lives of the Lebanese people. He particularly recognized the important ties established between the Chinese teams and the Lebanese people.”During the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical equipment donated by the Chinese peacekeeping detachment played an important role and was praised by the local people,” del Cole said.I am proud of what you have done, the important contributions you have made and the assistance you have provided.”The 20th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon was deployed in August 2021. It consists of a multi-functional engineering unit, a construction engineering unit and a medical unit, and its mission period is one year.Since 2006, China has sent more than 7,000 peacekeepers to Lebanon, making important contributions to peace and stability in southern Lebanon.Editor: Meng Jie