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Poland to rejoin UN peacekeeping missions: president

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Victoria Bieniek 26.09.2018 08:08
Poland will rejoin United Nations peacekeeping missions, the country's president said during a meeting of international leaders in New York on Tuesday.
Prezydent Andrzej DudaPrezydent Andrzej DudaFoto: prezydent.pl

Andrzej Duda said Polish police would join a mission in South Sudan "soon" and that he hoped a 300-strong mechanised military unit would join a mission in the Middle East.

Duda's chief-of-staff, Krzysztof Szczerski, previously said that Poland has signed the United Nations Declaration of Shared Commitments on Peacekeeping Operations and was actively working towards an increased share in peacekeeping missions.

Szczerski said that Poland expressed interest in the Middle East mission in August and that it was preparing to deploy seven police officers to South Sudan. He added he hoped they would depart "as soon as possible, early 2019 at the latest".


Source: PAP, IAR

tags: peacekeepers, UN
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