UN Secy General for peacekeeping operations to visit Pakistan

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The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has scheduled a visit to Pakistan and three other Asian countries during his 10-day tour which began on Wednesday, according to the information shared by the UN spokesperson during a briefing in New York.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to visit India, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Japan between October 5 and 15, though the exact dates of the visits have not been delved to the press.

The Under-Secretary-General will participate in a two-day meeting organized by the Challenges Forum during his New Delhi visit to deliberate on key issues linked to peacekeeping operations and will then travel to Abu Dhabi, Islamabad, and Tokyo.

The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric said, “The purpose of Lacroix’s visit is to thank the countries for their contributions and support to UN peacekeeping as well as to update on progress enhancing the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping, including through the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping + initiative.” It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan is one of the largest troop contributors to the UN peacekeeping missions in conflict-inflicted spots around the world.—Agencies

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