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New Chinese peacekeepers start UN mission in Liberia

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 19:01, September 29, 2016

BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A new group of Chinese peacekeepers has taken up a one-year UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia, after taking over duties from the previous group of soldiers Thursday.

The new peacekeepers, the 19th group that China has deployed to Liberia since 2003, consists of a 44-member transportation detachment and an 80-member engineering detachment.

The 18th group of peacekeepers have completed their one-year mission, which included road and airport maintenance, material transportation and humanitarian relief.

They received praise from the United Nationsas well as the Liberian government.

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