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FM: Goal of peacekeeping operations is preserving sustainable peace in conflicting areas

Tuesday، 20 November 2018 - 01:36 PM

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed that the main goal of peacekeeping operations is to achieve sustainable peace in the conflict-hit areas.

This remark came during a speech delivered by the minister on Monday 19/11/2018 at the closing session of the Cairo-hosted "Regional Conference on Enhancing the Performance of Peacekeeping Operations" organized by the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) on November 18-19.

The event was attended by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and representatives of the countries participating in peacekeeping operations as well as a number of regional organizations topped by the African Union.

At the beginning of his speech, Shoukry highlighted the vital role played by the multilateral system in achieving a more peaceful world, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez.

He pointed to the speech delivered by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September as he shed light on the pivotal role played by the United Nations (UN) and the noble principles on which the UN charter on maintaining international peace and security were based.

The Foreign Minister referred to enhancing the march of multilateral action based on the serious application to a number of principles on which the system was based.

These principles are topped by joint responsibility and mutual respect to the nature of countries besides supporting solidarity in encountering joint challenges, he added.

Shoukry further stressed Egypt's firm belief in the vital role played by the peacekeeping operations in embodying these principles in order to maintain the pillars of regional and international peace and security, the spokesman said.

The minister said that Cairo is keen on organizing this conference out of its commitments towards the African continent and the Arab world.

Egypt is considered one of the pioneering countries in the peacekeeping field via participating in peacekeeping operations, the spokesman quoted Shoukry as saying.


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