Sri Lanka holds discussions with UN on restricting of its peacekeeping contribution

Government of Sri Lanka on Friday held discussions with the United Nations in New York on the UN peacekeeping department's decision to ban the deployment of non-essential Sri Lankan army troops in U.N. peacekeeping missions.

Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the 74th UN General Assembly Session, on Friday (27 September 2019) met with Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Peace Operations (USSG/UNDPO) at the UN Headquarters

Upon the Foreign Secretary seeking clarification on the statement made on 25 September 2019 by the Deputy Spokesman of the UN Secretary General relating to Sri Lankan troops deployed for UN Peacekeeping, the Under Secretary General (USG) stated that only 25 percent of the troops from Sri Lanka presently engaged in peacekeeping operations will be replaced, when they complete their term in Lebanon. ......................


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