The 7th Cameroonian contingent to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic MINUSCA, has officially come to the end of their mission.
During a solemn ceremony on October 12, 2021, the Commander of the outgoing 7th contingent to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic MINUSCA, Colonel Nzameyo Mba Richard on high instructions of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Paul Biya, officially restituted the flag to the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Beti Assomo Joseph. The symbolic return of the flag marks the end of the contingent’s one-year peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
After observing a minute of silence for all brave men and women who lost their lives in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, Minister Beti Assomo Joseph congratulated the 7th contingent for a well-accomplished mission as they have once more proven to the world their degree of professionalism in the execution of peacekeeping missions with honor and loyalty.
The Minister added that, acts of indiscipline recorded in the course of the mission won’t be ignored according to the strict respect of the rules and regulations of the Cameroon Defence Forces.
Prior to the return of this contingent to Cameroon, the 8th contingent was already deployed to replace the 7th contingent in the Central African Republic on September 15, 2021. The contingent was composed of 750 military personnel and 280 gendarmes giving a total of 1030 blue helmets.