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Ethiopian troops awarded UN peacekeeping medals while celebrating new Millennium
UNMIL | PR 134
Zwedru, Liberia – Nearly 1,800 Ethiopian troops serving with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) have been presented with UN Peacekeeping medals for their invaluable contribution to the peace process at a ceremony that coincided with celebrations of the Ethiopian new Millennium – based on the Julian calendar.
“The uniqueness of your calendar demonstrates the uniqueness and richness of your history, as one of the oldest independent nations in Africa and the world,” said the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General, (SRSG) Mr. Alan Doss. He congratulated the Ethiopian contingent in UNMIL and expressed his sincere appreciation for the valuable work they have accomplished. “From the outset, this Mission has relied on your contingent to provide security in six of Liberia’s counties in the south eat of the country. He further added: “You have also played an important role in patrolling Liberia’s border with the Ivory Coast to avoid any spillover of problems from that country into Liberia. “The work that you have accomplished here will not be forgotten by the Liberian people, you will be part of their history too.”
Ethiopian peacekeepers operate a Level One Hospital, rendering medical services not only to the staff of UNMIL, but also to thousands of Liberians in addition to undertaking humanitarian projects such as rehabilitation of roads, bridges and school infrastructure. They have also assisted in the monitoring and reporting of any illegal movements of Liberia’s natural resources, such as rubber, timber and precious minerals. Ambassador Doss paid special tribute to the Ethiopian Contingent Commander, Colonel Kahsay Mekonen for his leadership.
Speaking on behalf of the citizens of Zwedru and Grand Gedeh County, County Superintendent, Christopher Beh Bailey thanked the troops and Mr. Doss in particular. “You deserved this honor as you have not only kept the peace in Grand Gedeh County, but also continued to render humanitarian services to the people of this land.” Mr. Bailey, in reference to Mr. Doss’ imminent departure to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the new SRSG there, thanked him for all the work he has done to help people of his county in particular and Liberia as a whole.
The medal award ceremony was also attended by UNMIL’s Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor, the Director of Administration, Mr. Stephen Lieberman; UNMIL’s Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Quist; Sector IV Commanding Officer, Brig.-Gen. Mulugeta Behre and other UN and Government officials.
Yes indeed not only one medal but they desrved hundred of medals that what they have done to save millions of Liberian people.
The ill dog(wusha)diaspora may tell us” this is woyane troops"as usual.Proud to be an Ethiopian. Long live our national army and Ethiopia forever. Yeha
‘Ethiopian troops awarded UN peacekeeping medals while celebrating new Millennium’
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the Ethiopian Government stand and they were saying all along for the past centuries. Peace flourishes by dialog not by war. So lets all of us try to contribute peace to flourish in our region.
GOD BLESS TO ALL PEACE LOVERS!
Gobezoche…….i love the Ethiopian Defence Forces……as one Korean war vet American said once about Ethiopians fighting along side of him in that war ” Ethiopians are Lean and Mean"……i couldn’t agree more. Now let’s go and finish off Esyasy and his cronies in sommalia.
What is the value of this reward to a genaral who lost Badme to Eritrea? A BOOBYPRIZE indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Colonel Kahsay Mekonen, you had a
nice time there .
Now it is time for you,go back home
and enjoy a big party
on the north and east of ethiopia.
To be honest am not surprise at all.
Our brave Soldiers are one of the most disciplined and civilized professionals around……
Thanks for the good job.
I am very happy. Congratulation ethiopian army.
It says “You deserved this honor as you have not only kept the peace in Grand Gedeh County, but also continued to render humanitarian services to the people of this land.” Mr. Bailey
Guess what! That is exactly why we are now in Somalia.
STOP it! This is really killing Issai-ASS and the Diaspora puppets.
Congratulations to Ethiopian soldiers: you made us and Ethiopia proud. Thank you for your great scarifies for your country and for the love of peace.
I am glad to see the proud Ethiopian army (woyane army as the wicked the diaspora calls yhem)honoured by the UN.
The Diasporas will be enraged with this. The cursed, traitor diasporas.
God bless the mighty Ethiopian force.
Any country that takes its soldiers to a foreign country is given this medal. It is nothing special to Meles cannon foders. We will give them the medal when they respect the people in Addis. If they can kill their own people, then they are nothing but dictator’s sword.
Our army need to think for the good of our country and not kill its citizens.
proud to be an Ethiopian. Ethiopian Army are best fighter without a weapons ,like adwa what make Africans proud today. you all should be proud of who you are. Ethiopia tikdem
Do it again in Somalia. God bless you.
Yes, The troops deserve any Medal, since they are taking order. Yeha is a Jock who
never believes with free election and
true democracy. Your MOTTO is
Meles woyem MOT.
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