China’s overseas mission troops hold activities to celebrate Chinese New Year

Military commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Lieutenant General Marcos de Sa Afonso da Costa (1st, right), is on duty on January 21, China’s New Year’s Eve. of China’s peacekeepers. (Photo: Zhou Jiaxiang)

BEIJING, January 28 — The Chinese New Year holiday from January 21 to 27, 2023 marks the Lunar New Year and is the most important traditional festival for all Chinese people around the world. During this period, Chinese peacekeepers, naval escort task forces, and troops stationed at the PLA Djibouti support base held a series of festive activities to express their blessings to the motherland and held on to their posts. However, he pursued peace with his unique actions.

As the sole construction engineering firm in the eastern sector of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Chinese peacekeeping engineering deployed to Mali must undertake a very heavy engineering construction task. The defenses around Gao’s super camp have long been unrepaired, posing a serious security risk. During China’s Spring Festival, Bian Long, deputy chief of the Chinese peacekeeping force, insisted on carrying out the construction with his team members. “The Chinese New Year is a festival of family reunion for the Chinese, but I do not regret staying abroad for peace,” he said.

Brigadier General Chok Bahadur Dukar of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) made a direct visit to a Chinese peacekeepers camp during the festival to observe a demining and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) demonstration in the southern Lebanese region. and thanked the Chinese delegation for its contribution to stability.

On January 21, Chinese New Year’s Eve, MONUSCO’s military commander, Lieutenant General Marcos de Sa Afonso da Costa, attends the Spring Festival garden party and art show hosted by China’s Peacekeeping Engineering Corps. conveyed heartfelt wishes and blessings. To Chinese peacekeepers and their families.

The 13th Chinese Peacekeeping Engineering and Medical Mission to South Sudan co-hosted a celebration with the theme of “Welcome the New Year Abroad and Celebrate the Chinese New Year” with the Civil Affairs Officer of South Sudan’s Wau Base , the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which invited the Sector West commander, and representatives of friendly foreign peacekeepers to celebrate together.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Djibouti Support Base also held a cultural exchange activity with the theme of “Opening China for Win-Win Cooperation” during the Spring Festival to showcase the Chinese base’s foreign exchanges and cooperation.

Also, at around 04:00 on January 24, the Chinese fishing vessels Huyuanyu 805 and Huyuanyu 808, escorted by the PLA Navy’s 42nd Escort Task Force, arrived in safe waters through the high-risk Gulf waters. We spent an unforgettable Spring Festival in the Gulf of Aden, thousands of miles from our homeland.

A foreign military official stationed in Djibouti sees a display board on “China’s implementation of the proposal to build a community with a shared future for mankind.” (Photo courtesy of Wang Zongyang)

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