FM Demeke Discusses with UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations

Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia discusses with Mr. Jean- Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations.

On this occasion, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister expressed the significant role of the Ethiopian peace-keeping force in the UN and raised the longstanding history of Ethiopia’s peacekeeping mission.

He said the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) has been playing a very constructive role in maintaining peace and stability in Abeyi despite facing various challenges.

He stated Ethiopia’s disappointment at the recent letter sent by senator Bob Menedez to the Secretary-General of the United Nations which failed to portray the contribution of Ethiopian peace-keeping forces who are serving to maintain peace and security under the blue helmet.

Mr. Jean – Pierre Lacroix, for his part, appreciated the role of Ethiopia in the UN peacekeeping mission and expressed the interest to extend the longstanding relations between the UN peacekeeping missions with Ethiopia in the future.

 (Walta Reprter ) – 

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