Pakistan has underscored the need for ensuring the safety and security of UN peace keepers Blue Helmets serving in hot spots around the world.
Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Aamir Khan expressed these views at a meeting of the Group of Friends reviewing the reform agenda amid surging attacks against United Nations peacekeepers,
He said Security Sector Reform (SSR) is critical in laying the foundation for durable peace and preventing relapse of conflict.
As a leading troop contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, he said, Pakistan was cognizant of the criticality of establishing an efficient security sector for successful transitions and timely withdrawal of the missions.
In this context, the Pakistani envoy referred to the tragic loss of six Pakistani peacekeepers in a helicopter crash in March 2022 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and called for bringing to justice the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
He reaffirmed Pakistan's strong commitment to UN Peacekeeping saying such synergies augur well for the maintenance of peace and security in the world.
Source: Radio Pakistan