UN inspectors check vehicles in the camp of the Chinese peacekeeping force stationed in the village of Hinnieh, in southern Lebanon on November 28. (Photo by Li Zhulin)
BEIRUT, November 30 — China‘s 21st peacekeeping force in Lebanon recently passed equipment inspection in the fourth quarter and was rated as excellent overall.
The headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) sent an inspection team of 15 officials to verify equipping the Chinese peacekeeping construction engineering contingent and the general-purpose engineering contingent on November 25 and 28.
“Under the circumstances of heavy construction tasks, harsh conditions demining and strong pressure for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, the two contingents have demonstrated high professional level and working standards, as evidenced by the overall excellence in achieving success UN inspection,” the team leader said.
In accordance with the requirements of the United Nations Memorandum of Understanding The UN Equipment Inspection is typically conducted every three months, serving as a comprehensive assessment to determine whether self-contained and major equipment provided by troops-contributing nations can meet the requirements of sustaining the peace.
Chinese troops in Lebanon, including the multi-purpose engineering contingent, the construction engineering contingent and the medical contingent, deployed in different places in the peacekeeping mission area in the south of Lebanon, are mainly responsible for demining and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations, engineering construction, medical assistance and humanitarian aid. The medical contingent had passed the UN equipment inspection in the fourth quarter on November 11.
Chinese peacekeepers prepare vehicle accessories for inspection on November 25.