CHINA SENDING POLICE CONTINGENTS TO JOIN UN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS IN SOUTH SUDAN, CYPRUS

BEIJING, China will send 19 police officers to serve with United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and Cyprus, the Ministry of Public Security has announced here.

With 12 members, the police team bound for South Sudan will be the seventh to be deployed to that Horn of Africa country. They will set off on April 22.

Meanwhile, another team of seven members are bound for the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus. They will be dispatched in batches in April and July.

The average age of the members is 37. They come from different police classifications and excel in foreign languages.

Since joining the UN peacekeeping mission in 2000, China has sent a total of 2,614 police officers to nine peacekeeping mission areas and to the UN headquarters in New York. They have attained a good reputation from across the globe, according to the ministry.

Source: Nam News Network

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