KATHMANDU: A team led by Defense Secretary Kiran Raj Sharma has visited the operational and welfare aspects of the Nepali Army units deployed in Congo for peacekeeping at the call of the United Nations.
A six-member team headed by Secretary Sharma left for Congo on the 18th. According to the Military and Public Relations Directorate of the Nepal Army, the visiting team met with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Mission, Khasim Daigne and other officials.
During the meeting, the officers of the mission there highly appreciated the professionalism and contribution of the Nepalese peacekeepers in accordance with the mandate of the mission.
At the same time, Defense Secretary Sharma informed about the policy of the Government of Nepal to continue the work of Nepal's contribution to world peace work with priority in the future and drew attention to the initiatives that should be taken on the part of the United Nations regarding the various difficulties of the troops deployed for peacekeeping.
Currently, three separate units of the Nepali Army are deployed in the said mission, and a total of 1,154 Nepalese peacekeepers are deployed, including staff officers and military observers. Along with the Secretary of Defense, the senior premadhwaj officer and other officials of the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nepali Army are involved in the visiting party.