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Rwandan peacekeepers (Rwanbatt-1) serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have been decorated with UN medals for their contribution to peace keeping in the country, in a ceremony held at Tomping base camp, Juba.
The ceremony which took place on Wednesday 28th July 2021 was presided over by the Deputy Force commander, Major General Main Ullah Chowdhury who appreciated Rwandan peacekeepers contribution to maintaining peace and security in South Sudan.
“We recognise the Rwandan battalion for the noble service to the people of South Sudan. Rwandan troops have demonstrated capability to adapt to the changing nature of operations. I also emphasize the role of female peacekeepers which is commendable,’’ said Maj Gen Chowdhury.
Rwanbatt-1 started its tour of duty on 13 August 2020. They conducted numerous operations on daily basis that involve: security patrols and protection of civilians including rescue operations; protection of national and international humanitarian actors, conducted various CIMIC activities in support of the local population.
Rwanbatt-1 Ag Commanding Officer, Maj Aimé Uwimana thanked the leadership of UNMISS, the Government of South Sudan and other stakeholders for their support and cooperation.