NEW YORK : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG), His Excellency Mr. António Guterres.
Both leaders discussed the recent attack on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where two Indian peacekeepers were martyred.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the UN Secretary General to ensure expeditious investigations, to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice. He underscored India’s abiding commitment to UN Peacekeeping, with more than 2,50,000 Indian peacekeepers having served under UN Peacekeeping Missions so far. 177 Indian peacekeepers have made the supreme sacrifice while serving in UN peacekeeping Missions, the largest by any Troop Contributing Country.
UNSG offered his condolences to the families of the two martyred Indian Border Security Force personnel, as well as to the Government and the people of India. He reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the attack against MONUSCO and assured all possible action in conducting speedy investigations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also underscored India’s unwavering support to peace and stability in the Democratic People of the Congo, where nearly 2040 Indian soldiers are presently deployed at MONUSCO.