Mongolia to send its fourth 850 peacekeepers to South Sudan

On August 7, a ceremony to pay homage at Military Banner was held in the Headquarter of General Staff of Mongolian Armed Forces for the 4th contingent of Mongolian peacekeepers who will serve in South Sudan to constitute security and peacekeeping operations under the UN mandate in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan/UNMISS/.
At the ceremony, Major General B.Bayarmagnai, Deputy Head of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, authorities from military and security organizations as well as families of the peacekeepers were present.
Lieutenant Colonel M.Batchuluun was appointed as head of the 4th contingent of the Mongolian troops that will support for peace consolidation in South Sudan and strengthen the security and justice in the country. Representation from power organizations such as army, emergency agency, border defense and police were included in the team of Mongolian peacekeepers.
Since 2012, Mongolia has been participating in UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan that has suffered many years of civil war, genocide an violence throughout the country since 2005. The UN put forward request to the Government of Mongolia and accordingly it was agreed by members of the cabinet meeting to send Mongolian troops to South Sudan to be involved in the UN peacekeeping operations. 
On April 14, 2014, Mongolian peacekeepers successfully rescued the 10 wounded citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Kenya and South Sudan during the attack to the Russian oil company in Bentiu, South Sudan. 
President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Force of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj congratulated Mongolian troops by phone saying " On behalf of the People of Mongolia, i would like to appreciate Mongolian peacekeepers who are serving in the UBMISS mandate and wish success in all your future endeavors".


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