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Rwandan peacekeepers in CAR decorated with UN medals

By IGIHE
On 17 July 2021 at 11:42

Rwandan peacekeepers (Rwanda Battle Group III and Rwanda Medical Contingent VI) serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) have been decorated with UN medals in recognition of their contribution to maintaining peace and stability during almost one year tour of duty in Central African Republic, Sector East, Bria.

As he presided over the ceremony held at Bria on 16th July 2021, MINUSCA Force Commander, Lt Gen Daniel Sidiki Traoré thanked Rwandan peacekeepers for their effort to bring back peace in CAR as well as providing medical support to MINUSCA.

“You are awarded medals on merit. Rwanda Battle group has done an outstanding job in peace keeping as well as providing medical services to peace keepers and the public during their tour of duty" he said.

RWA MED VI Commander, Col Prof. Alex Butera said both contingents (RWA BG III & RWA MED VI) operated in a very tense environment since their arrival in mission area with the escalation of activities by armed groups.

“However, we managed to carry out our role of ensuring sustainable Health protection of forces as well as protecting civilians in conflict zones,” he noted.

Rwanda maintains 2 Infantry Battalions, a Mechanized Battle Group and a Level II Hospital in support of peacekeeping operations in CAR.

Rwandan peacekeepers in CAR were awarded with UN medals on Thursday 16th July 2021.

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