A contingent of 450 Tunisian soldiers have gone to the Central African Republic, where they will join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission to the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
According to the Tunisian Minister of Defence, Imed Memmich, the principal mission of the Tunisian contingent is to man checkpoints, facilitate the free flow of vehicles carrying food rations and protect United Nations personnel.
“Our battalion must show proof of vigilance and prudence during the accomplishment of its mission and its movements in conformity with the dispositions of the United Nations and international humanitarian law”, Mr. Memmich declared on Tuesday Sept 14.
Since its independence in 1953 Tunisia has participated in twenty-three United Nations peacekeeping missions worldwide, with more than 10,000 Tunisian soldiers taking part.
They join the 16,241-strong MINUSCA mission, which is made up of peacekeeping troops and police from 21 countries.
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