Major China became commander of United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
2 24, the new UN commander of peacekeeping forces in Cyprus, China, Major General Liu Chao (left), met in Nicosia, Cyprus capital of Cyprus President Christofias Greek leaders. Chao was appointed in January this year in Seville and the Force Commander, recently arrived in Cyprus to his new post. Xinhua News Agency issued Chao (left), met in Nicosia, Cyprus capital of Cyprus President Christofias Greek leaders Elias. Xinhua News Agency issued
Xinhua Nicosia February 24 (Xinhua reporter Wang Qiang) has just assumed the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Commander Major General Chao of China 24, met in Nicosia, Cyprus President Christos Tuofei Elias.
Christofias welcomed to his new post on the Chao. He affirmed the UN peacekeepers on the island to help build peace in the contribution that will continue through negotiated settlement in Cyprus.
52-year-old Liu Chao was appointed last month by the United Nations force stationed in Seville and the top military commander.
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus was established in 1964, when the mission is to prevent the Greek and Turkish ethnic conflict broke out again between. After 1974, this peacekeeping mission has been expanded, now bear the supervision of the cease-fire, maintaining a buffer and for humanitarian relief and other duties. Peacekeeping forces are currently 927 uniformed personnel, there are about 150 international and local civilian staff.
since 1974, Cyprus has been divided state. The international community recognized the jurisdiction of only the southern Republic of Cyprus, Greek real neighborhood in the north controlled by the Turks, one country only recognized by Turkey, “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.”