The fifth Chinese peacekeeping police team to Liberia was awarded UN peacekeeping medals for its outstanding performance, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Friday.
All 140 members of the team received the award at a ceremony at their camp in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, on Nov. 30, according to the ministry statement.
The team helped train a 150-strong Liberian riot police task force under the command of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and performed well in armed patrols, garrison and guard missions, Mou Yuchang, political commissar for the MPS Border Control Bureau, was quoted as saying at the ceremony.
According to the statement, Farid Zarif, the UN secretary-general's special representative and head of the UNMIL, spoke highly of China's contribution to world peace and expressed gratitude to Chinese peacekeeping police team for their service in maintaining peace and stability in Liberia.
China sent its first police team to join the UN peacekeeping operations in Liberia in 2013. The fifth team has served in 574 missions since it arrived in Liberia in March.
It will be China's last peacekeeping police contingent in Liberia.
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