Often appreciated for the contribution of its forces in the United Nations mission, the UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has once again lauded India’s contribution and “commitment” in this aspect.
Lajcak met the Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar in Slovakia when he hailed the Indian efforts in the UN peacekeeping operations.
Lajcak and Akbar met on the sidelines of GLOBSEC 2018 Bratislava Forum.
It is a gathering that brings together international government officials, academics and civil society, including the private sector in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava.
“Kicked off Day 1 at #GLOBSEC2018 with a discussion on migration, sustaining peace and sustainable development, as well as regional issues, with MJ Akbar, Minister of State of #India,” Lajcak, President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, tweeted.
“I also commended him on India’s commitment to @UNPeacekeeping,” Lajcak said.
The two dignitaries also discussed wide ranging issues like migration, sustaining peace, sustainable development, regional issues and India’s commitment to United Nations peacekeeping.
It need be mentioned that India is the largest cumulative troop contributor, having provided almost 200,000 troops in nearly 50 of the 71 UN peacekeeping missions over the past six decades.
India provided the first ever Female Formed Police Unit to UN peace operations in Liberia.