Indonesian peace keeping mission awarded UN medals

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-9-5 13:43:34

Indonesian soldiers in peace mission under the United Nations coordination in Haiti received award for their professionalism in carrying out duty, local media quoting military officer reported on Wednesday.

As many as 167 Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel, who are members of the peacekeeping mission Garuda XXXII-A/MINUSTAH (UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti), have been awarded medals.

Peacekeeping force spokesman Rofki Meristika said the award ceremony was led by the MINUSTAH force commander, Maj. Gen. Fernando Goulart, in Gonaives, Haiti, the Jakarta Post reported here.

The Garuda peacekeeping mission, led by Lieutenant Colonel Winarno, comprises 143 Army personnel, 21 Navy personnel and three Air Force personnel.

In his speech, Goulart congratulated the peacekeeping forces, saying that it was the result of their professionalism.

One of the mission's activities is to reconstruct areas on Haiti devastated by the earthquake in 2010, which claimed more than 220,000 lives.

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