A contingent of 140 Rwandan Police officers serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were on June 20 decorated with UN medals for their peacekeeping contribution.
The awarding ceremony was held in their camp in Gao region, Northern Mali.
MINUSMA Police commander, Francisco Osler thanked the Rwandan contingent for the great contribution to ensure peace in Mali.
“It is a great honor to award Rwanda contingent members on behalf of the United Nations in recognition of your incomparable service,” Osler said.
He commended the Rwandan government for its efforts in ensuring and maintaining peace and stability in other countries.
The Rwanda Formed Police Unit Contingent Commander, Chief Supt. Bertin Mutezintare, said Rwanda was committed to use its home-grown success stories to ensure peace in other countries including Mali.
The Rwandan contingent was also given certificates of recognition for great devotion showed during the tragic events in Kidal from May 16th to 21st where they protected civilians and UN personnel.