SIS: Egypt is 7th largest contributor to UN peacekeeping forces
Sunday، 17 September 2017 - 01:48 PM
Egypt is the seventh largest contributor to the United Nations peacekeeping forces, the State Information Service (SIS) said in a report.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in New York on Sunday 17/9/2017 to take part in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Sisi will also take part in a summit of the UN Security Council on reforming peacekeeping operations worldwide.
A founding member of the United Nations, Egypt has played a significant role in maintaining international peace and security, SIS said.
Egypt has and continues to be committed to strengthening international action through the United Nations to achieve collective security and uphold the goals enshrined in the purposes and principles of the UN.
Egypt is a longstanding and committed contributor to UN peacekeeping operations. Egypt’s first contribution to UN peacekeeping was in 1960 in the Congo. Since then, Egypt has contributed to 37 UN missions with over 30,000 peacekeepers, deployed in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Egypt’s contributed to UN peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1960, Côte d'Ivoire in 2003, in Somalis from December 1992 to February 1995, Central African Republic from June 1998 to March 2000, Angola from 1991 to 1995, Republic of Mozambique from February 1993 to June 1995, Liberia from December 1993 to September 1997, Comoros Islands from 1997 to 1999, Sierra Leon from September 1997 until now, the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1999 until now and Liberia from 2003 until now.
The SIS report also said that Egypt contributed to peacekeeping missions in Burundi from September 2004 until now and Darfur from August 2004 until now.