Pakistan assures continued support to UN peacekeeping operations

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NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan has called for “proactive and robust” triangular cooperation among the UN Security Council, the troop contributing countries and the UN Secretariat for effective and result-oriented peacekeeping in trouble spots around the world.

Participating in Security Council’s debate on Strengthening Triangular Cooperation in New York, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi assured of Pakistan’s continued support to U.N. peacekeeping operations.

To further improve those relationships, she cited a need to institutionalize triangular cooperation, especially against the backdrop of more volatile operating environments and a chorus of demands for doing more with less.

Ambassador Lodhi also stressed that Peacekeeping missions do not need another layer of formal mechanisms.

Ambassador Lodhi told the 15-member Council that Pakistan has been a consistent troop-and police-contributor for nearly six decades, with over 200,000 personnel serving in 46 missions around the world.

She said Pakistan’s troops are dedicated, professional, well-trained, well-equipped and prepared to act in all circumstances.

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