United Nation Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Force Commander, Lt Gen Paul Ignace Mella on 13th April 2014 visited a Rwandan Battalion (Rwanbatt38) deployed in Zalingei, Sector West of Darfur, Sudan.
He was accompanied by the Deputy Force Commander Maj Gen Bella Keita, the Chief of Staff, Brig Gen Dr Norbert Kalimba and sector commanders.
The UNAMID leaders were received by Rwanbatt38 Commanding Officer Lt Col F Rwanyamugabo and further met with the troops.
Lt Gen Paul Ignace Mella commended Rwanbatt 38 on the invaluable work they have done ever since arriving in the mission area. He called upon them to uphold the exemplary discipline and strong work ethic that they have always exhibited.
The Force Commander assured the contingent that he and the world join Rwandans in the 20th commemoration of genocide against Tutsi.
Brig Gen Dr Norbert Kalimba, UNAMID Chief of Staff thanked Rwanbatt38 on the good job and called upon them to maintain vigilance.
Rwanda maintains about more than five thousand peacekeepers deployed in UN/AU peacekeeping missions including in Darfur (Sudan), South Sudan and Central African Republic.
UNAMID Force Commander, Gen Mella in a meeting with Rwanbatt38