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Chinese Peacekeepers Arrive in Sudan
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The third and last batch of 130 Chinese peacekeepers arrived in Sudan on Saturday, completing deployment of a total of 430 Chinese peacekeeping troops to the country.


The Chinese peacekeepers landed in El-Obeid, central Sudan and immediately reported for duty at the logistics base of the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan.


They were to stay in El-Obeid for Saturday night and then travel the next day to Wau in southern Sudan, where the barracks of the Chinese peacekeepers are based.


The second batch of 135 Chinese peacekeepers arrived in El-Obeid on Friday following the arrival of another 135 Chinese peacekeepers 10 days earlier. All of these 270 Chinese peacekeepers had already been stationed in Wau.


A 25-member advance team and a five-member group of the Chinese peacekeeping force had arrived in Wau in April and March respectively.


The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on March 24, 2005 authorizing the deployment of a peacekeeping force to southern Sudan to help implement a peace accord reached between the Sudanese government and the rebel group in southern Sudan.


(Xinhua News Agency May 28, 2006)

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