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UNMISS Boss praises Rwanda’s Peacekeeping Efforts in South Sudan

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 Head of the United Nations Mission in SouthThe Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer says he is grateful towards Rwanda’s Peacekeeping troops’efforts in  South Sudan.

During one day visit in Rwanda, David Shearer has said  Rwanda’s troops and police  have so far contributed to the mission of UNMISS especially the protection of civilians

“Rwanda is the largest troops and police contributing country to UNMISS with about 3200 (troops and police); this is a huge contribution to the chances of success of the UNMISS and more importantly to the protection of Civilians which Rwandan Peacekeepers do very well” he said.

The Head of UNAMISS, David Shearer posing in a photo with Gen. Nyamvumba and Gen.Kabarebe James

After the  meeting with the Minister of Defence, Gen. James Kabarebe and the Rwanda Defence Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba, the Head of UNMISS noted that he came to Rwanda to thank Rwandans for their contribution to peace in South Sudan and to thank them for the excellent job done by Rwandan Forces on ground.

“Rwanda has a very big Force on ground and the forces are doing excellent job; I think Rwanda and the people of Rwanda can feel very proud of Rwandan Forces in terms of protection of ordinary citizens, South Sudanese from the conflict”.

David Shearer was also accompanied by the UNMISS Force Commander, Lt Gen Frank Mucyo Kamanzi and two UNMISS Senior Staff including  Ms Heather Sonner and Mr Levi Ochieng  who visited and toured different sections of the Campaign Against Genocide Museum at Rwanda’s Parliament before concluding their visit.

The visit is aimed at exchanging with Rwanda’s high authorities on her contribution and prospects for peace to South Sudan.

Fred Masengesho Rugira/Bwiza.com

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