Head of UNMISS Commends Rwanda’s efforts to the Protection of South Sudanese

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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Mr. David Shearer and his delegation are in Rwanda for one day visit. The visit is aimed at exchanging with Rwanda’s high authorities on her contribution and prospects for peace to South Sudan.

“Rwanda is the largest troops and police contributing country to UNMISS with about 3200 (troops and police); this is a huge contribution to the chances of success of the UNMISS and more importantly to the protection of Civilians which Rwandan Peacekeepers do very well”, the Head of UNMISS said.

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After meeting the Minister of Defence, Gen James Kabarebe and the Rwanda Defence Force Chief of Staff, Gen Patrick Nyamvumba at Defence Headquarters in Kigali on 31 May, the Head of UNMISS noted that he came to Rwanda to thank Rwandans for their contribution to peace in South Sudan and to thank them for the excellent job done by Rwandan Forces on ground.
“Rwanda has a very big Force on ground and the forces are doing excellent job; I think Rwanda and the people of Rwanda can feel very proud of Rwandan Forces in terms of protection of ordinary citizens, South Sudanese from the conflict”.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan who was also accompanied by the UNMISS Force Commander, Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi and two UNMISS Senior Staff, Ms Heather Sonner and Mr Levi Ochieng visited and toured different sections of the Campaign Against Genocide Museum at Rwanda’s Parliament before concluding their visit.

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