UN commends Rwandan peacekeepers in CAR

By Editorial Board - 14 September 2015 at 6:50 pm
Muslim men sit outside a mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. More than 600 people have been killed over the past 10 days in sectarian fighting in Central African Republic as the UN suspends its food distribution to over 40,000 IDPs by the airport for security reasons.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Stephen Feller, the Police Adviser at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Missions celebrated the Rwandan peacekeepers who work in the Central African Republic (CAR) for their commitment to bring peace and stability to the country as well as their professionalism, reported The New Times.

Feller congratulated the Rwandan peacekeepers during his visit last Firday to the Rwanda – Formed Police Unit (RWA-FPU) which is based in the capital, Bangui. Luis Miguel Carrilho, the Police Commissioner for MINUSCA also joined him in addressing the Rwandan police contingent.

Feller is quote by The New Times as staying that “Rwanda is a country that brings expertise to the UN missions not only through excellent skills of the police officers, but also the rich human and cultural values Rwandan women and men possess.”

“This peacekeeping task is a challenge and it comes with overcoming obstacles on a daily basis – and I am grateful that Rwandan FPUs work in partnership with the residents to ensure that their mission areas are secure and at peace at all times,” he continued.

The peacekeeping mission in CAR has come under fire in recent times. The UN recently revealed further sexual abuse allegations brought against their forces and at the beginning of last month the head of the UN peacekeeping mission was forced to resign.

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