UNIFIL head hails China's contribution to world peace, security
October 20,2017 By:Xinhua
Oct. 20, 2017 -- Head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Michael Beary on Thursday hailed China's significant contribution BEIRUT, to global peace and security, particularly to the UNIFIL.
He made the remarks during the inauguration ceremony of a newly refurbished UN hospital which is operated by UNIFIL's Chinese medical team.
Beary also said that the UNIFIL was proud to have more than 400 Chinese peacekeepers who have carried out construction, anti-landmine and medical missions.
The hospital complex, located inside the UNIFIL's east headquarters in Lebanon, has provided medical services to both the UNIFIL and local Lebanese since 2007.
Since 2006, the Chinese contingent in the UNIFIL, comprising 418 officers and soldiers, has contributed effectively in the de-mining operations in south Lebanon and undertook road constructions and schools rehabilitation missions.
The Chinese peacekeepers' efforts have been appreciated by both the UNIFIL and the citizens of south Lebanon.