Two Chinese officers serving with the United Nations police force in Cyprus have been granted awards for their dedicated service.
They were among the twenty officers who received the UN medal at a medal presentation held in Nicosia on Thursday.
The United Nations Police (UNPOL) has been part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) since 1964. Officers hail from thirteen different contingents, including Bulgaria, Serbia, Ireland, China, Italy, Jordan, Sweden and Finland.
The force currently boasts 68 officers contributing to the maintenance of law and order in the buffer zone, with a focus on promoting trust between the estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities.
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