More than 850 Mongolian peacekeepers have been awarded the United Nations Medal for their commitment and service to the UN and the people of South Sudan during a ceremony in Bentiu.
In awarding the medals, the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, praised the Mongolian troops for their “robust, calm and appropriate” approach to peacekeeping. He said the courage and determination they had shown set a high standard for all peacekeeping forces to emulate.
“The Mongolian peacekeepers have led the way in terms of robustness which is an approach that we would like to see more of in our peacekeeping efforts in South Sudan,” said David Shearer.
The Commanding Officer of MONBATT VI Colonel Bat-erdene Batkhuu said the peacekeepers had taken strong action to maintain a safe and secure environment for the people of South Sudan.