Addis Ababa, October 7/2022 (Walta) – Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Lt. Gen. Mohan Subramanian cherished the Ethiopian peacekeeping troops endurance and determination in achieving their mission in a very challenging condition.
The Force Commander mentioned this during the UN medal award ceremony of the Ethiopian Battalion 3 peacekeeping troops in Yambio, Western Equatoria State.
It is one of the three Ethiopian peacekeeping battalions deployed in South Sudan.
Recalling Ethiopia’s long-standing commitment for peacekeeping operations since early 1950s, the Force Commander further testified the countries’ consistent commitment for collective security.
He also appreciated the battalions’ courageous effort in reversing the conflict in Tambura County last year.
He said the prompt intervention saved many thousands of lives, according to Ethiopian Embassy in Juba.
Ethiopian Ambassador in South Sudan Nebil Mahdi, in his part, evoked Ethiopia’s relentless contribution for global peace by mentioning the country’s longstanding commitment for global peace and security.
Recalling Ethiopia’s active role in spearheading the mediation effort in the diplomatic front, which culminated in the signing of the 2018 peace agreement in Addis Ababa, ambassador Nebil underscored the role of the peacekeeping mission as another venture in creating a condusive environment for a sustainable peace in the country.
He also emphasized Ethiopia’s continued commitment for lasting peace in South Sudan.