The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba, on October 14, visited Rwandan military, Police and Correctional Service peacekeepers serving under UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and urged them to maintain the partnership to achieve the mission purpose.

While addressing the Rwandan peacekeepers in Socatel M’Poko camp in the capital Bangui, Gen. Nyamvumba thanked them for staying put to their tasks towards peace, safety and security in CAR.

He commended the “job being done” by peacekeepers and the jointness between the three Rwandan peacekeeping components; Military, Police and Correctional Service personnel.

“The population of CAR that you are serving as well as the leadership of Peacekeeping Mission in New York; all say that you are doing a commendable job. This has made you good ambassadors of Rwanda”, Gen. Nyamvumba said.

He added: “What is required of you is to continue what you started, maintain and sustain the good achievements. This requires you to uphold your discipline and maintain professionalism.”

Rwanda maintains the highest number of peacekeepers serving in MINUSCA. Rwanda started its peacekeeping operations in CAR in 2014, and shortly after deployment of the military, the maiden Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent was deployed. Since then, 13 contingents have been deployed on a rotational basis, and currently Rwanda maintains three FPUs in CAR, each composed of 140 Police officers.

The Express News


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