Pakistan reaffirmed commitment to the UN peacekeeping role

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Pakistan reaffirmed commitment to the UN peacekeeping role

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday reaffirmed commitment to ensuring that peacekeeping remains an effective mechanism for maintaining peace, security and stability in the world.

In a statement on the occasion of "International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers being observed on Saturday, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said as one of the top troop-contributing countries, Pakistan deeply values the vital role played by blue helmets in maintaining security and stability in many conflict-ridden areas around the world.

He said we salute the services and sacrifices rendered by UN peacekeepers and reiterate our commitment to continue working with the United Nations for advancing the shared ideals of peace, stability and cooperation.

Zahid Hafeez Chaudri said Pakistan is proud of its long-standing and consistent contributions to UN peacekeeping spanning over six decades. Since 1960, over 200,000 of our servicemen have served with honour and valour in 46 UN missions in 26 countries in almost all continents of the world.

The spokesperson said through their professionalism and dedication, our peacekeepers have always distinguished themselves in every mission where they have participated. One hundred and fifty-seven of our bravest peacekeepers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for the cause of international peace and security.