One hundred and forty personnel of the Chinese Front Police (Unit), 7 females and 133 males, yesterday arrived aboard a chartered Russian (Boeing 767-200) aircraft at the Robert International Air Port Terminal “B” at 10:34a.m. to add to the previous 14 of them who earlier this month, October arrived, making a total number of 140 Front Police Unit Anti-Riot Officers.
According to Chinese Ambassador ZHAO JIANHUA shortly after the arrival of the police officers, Ambassador ZHAO JIANHUA told journalists that the officers, comprising of both men and women will be deployed in the city of Greenville, Sinoe County, meeting the urgent needs of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) with professionalism, courtesy, diligence and good gentlemen’s relationship.
Ambassador ZHAO JIANHUA said China has been a major contributor to the UNITED NATIONS globally, especially, in conflict resolutions with many countries seriously hit by rebellions and internal crises.
According to Ambassador ZHAO JIANHUA, with the coming of the additional 140 Front Police Unit (FPU), China will now have a total of 800 personnel presence in Liberia, all functioning in several key areas such as engineering, transportation and hospitals in and around Liberia.
For his part, the head of Mission Gai Lixin expressed satisfaction and courage for heading a huge delegation to Liberia. According to Colonel Gai Lixin, yesterday made it his second time visiting Liberia; first, early this year when he visited Liberia for a fact finding mission that paved the way for the arrival of the 140 Front Police Unit Riot Officer who he said are ready to take on the challenge of meeting up with their duties and plans.
The arrival ceremony which took place at the Robert International Airport Terminal “B” which is solely reserved for UNMIL personnel brought together several Chinese Embassy Officials including Chinese Ambassador ZHAO JIANHUA and a host of media practitioners.