President receives UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace OperationsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On June 16, President of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh received UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.
The President expressed gratitude to the Under-Secretary-General for his support and participation in the initiative to host the International Conference on Women, Peace, and Security on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Mongolian military's participation in UN peacekeeping operations. He also conveyed his greetings to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
He noted that Mongolia attaches great importance to the implementation of UN peacekeeping initiatives, including the UN Secretary-General's mission to modernize and increase access and efficiency of peacekeeping operations. He then expressed full support for the initiative and expressed his willingness to work with the UN Department of Peace Operations to expand the participation of the Mongolian Armed Forces and increase the number of women peacekeepers.
While conveying the greetings of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the President, Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix thanked Mongolia for attaching importance to multilateral relations and cooperation and organizing high-level international conferences amid the difficult international situation.
He congratulated the Mongolian military on the 20th anniversary of its participation in the UN peacekeeping operation and praised their performance, professionalism, discipline, and organization. He noted that Mongolia is making an important contribution to strengthening international peace and stability, building trust in the region, and increasing the role, influence, and importance of the UN Peacekeeping Operations.