Bratislava: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Miroslav Lajcak has lauded India's contribution and commitment to United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Lajcak said this during his meeting with Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar in Slovakia on Thursday on the sidelines of GLOBSEC 2018 Bratislava Forum. The forum is a gathering that brings together government officials, academics and civil society from across the globe.
"Kicked off Day 1 at #GLOBSEC2018 with a discussion on migration, sustaining peace and sustainable development, as well as regional issues, with MJ Akbar, Minister of State of #India. I also commended him on India's commitment to @UNPeacekeeping," Lajcak, President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, tweeted.
Talking to reporters yesterday, the spokesperson of the UNGA President, Brenden Varma had said that Lajcak and Akbar discussed issues pertaining to migration, sustaining peace, sustainable development, regional issues and India's commitment to United Nations peacekeeping. India is the largest cumulative troop contributor, having provided almost 200,000 troops in nearly 50 of the 71 UN peacekeeping missions over the past six decades, including 13 of the current 16 missions. India provided the first ever Female Formed Police Unit to UN peace operations in Liberia.