Rwandan peacekeepers under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) were on Wednesday, September 20, decorated with UN service medals in recognition for their peacekeeping service.
The event was held at Bria, in Haute-Kotto Province, Central African Republic.
The ceremony was presided over by MINUSCA Force Commander, Lt Gen Humphrey Nyone, who congratulated Rwandan peacekeepers for the good work done.
The senior contingent commander, Col Dr Osee Robert Karangwa, appreciated the good cooperation of the local leadership, MINUSCA leadership and friendly forces.
The ceremony was attended by Head Office Bria, Dieng Bara with other Sector officials, local leadership, and other MINUSCA contingents.
Rwanda is one of the largest troop contributors to MINUSCA where it has maintained peacekeepers since 2014.
In 2020, Rwanda deployed “force protection troops” to the Central African Republic, under a bilateral agreement on defence.