Egypt joins Kigali Principles on Protection of Civilians
Friday، 16 November 2018 - 11:36 AM
Egypt has joined the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians in peacekeeping operations, the Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.
Joining the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians stemmed from Egypt’s belief in the leading role of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations in achieving peace, security and stability, said the ministry.
The move also falls within the framework of Egypt’s commitment towards the African continent, where most of the UN peacekeeping operations present, the ministry added.
Since Cairo had participated in the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo in 1960, Egyptian military and police troops have taken part in 38 peace missions in around 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Egypt is the seventh largest contributor to the UN peacekeeping military and police forces, and is currently participating in six missions in several countries.