BEIJING, Dec. 5 — The first batch of 165 personnel from China‘s 12th peacekeeping contingent in South Sudan (Wau) departed from the mission area and returned home on Dec. 1, after completing their mission one-year peacekeeping service, according to the rotational deployment order.
Since deploying to the mission area in December last year, the contingent has successfully completed various tasks such as road maintenance, engineering construction, daily medical support and aid humanitarian. All 331 peacekeepers received UN peace medals. We learn that the rest of them, a total of 166 soldiers, will return to China on December 15 as planned. At the same time, the engineering detachment of the 13th Chinese peacekeeping contingent in South Sudan (Wau), which is about to start its one-year mission, is formed by a combined arms brigade under the PLA’s 82nd Army Group. The first batch of 132 members left Shijiazhuang City, central China‘s Hebei Province on Nov. 30, and 135 members of the second batch will leave on Dec. 13 as scheduled.