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Chinese peacekeepers head to Sudan

07-19-2012 16:09 BJT

After months of strict training, Chinese peacekeeping troops are departing from Jinan airport for their mission in Darfur in Sudan.

The 150-member team is the first of their group. Two more will soon join them - which will bring the detachment’s total to 315 soldiers and officers. And the detachment itself joins 6 others already in the region.

Its teams will be responsible for securing engineering projects, safeguarding peacekeeping missions and support work. Their chief explained the plans.

Peacekeeping troop chief Liu Wanjin said, “We have drawn up careful plans to deal with the difficult situation there. Our strategy builds a solid foundation that will allow our UN mission to be safely fulfilled.”

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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