Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations travels to Zambia
28 May 2023
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC
SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2023
Starting this Sunday, 28 May, and until 7 June, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, will travel to Africa to conduct a series of engagements with troop- and police-contributing countries. He will also visit our peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
Mr. Lacroix will go to Luanda, Angola, with Bintou Keita, the Head of the peacekeeping mission in the DRC. They will be there for high-level discussions on strengthening relations between Angola and the UN, as well as efforts towards a lasting peace and security in the East of the DRC. Mr. Lacroix will also travel to Zambia to discuss the country’s contribution to UN peace operations, as well as regional security and political dynamics.
Finally, Mr. Lacroix will go to the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to the capital, Kinshasa, to hold consultations with Congolese authorities, notably on the development of options for MONUSCO’s reconfiguration and the Mission’s presence in the country.