Defense Attaches Laud Ethiopia’s Role in Global Peacekeeping Missions

Addis Ababa Ethiopia has a long history of participation in United Nations peace operations dating back to the 1950s.

As a result of its endorsed principle of maintaining peace and collective security, Ethiopian forces were engaged in several UN peacekeeping missions throughout history.

Ethiopia has first contributed to the UN peacekeeping forces in Korea (1951-1954). It deployed some 6000 soldiers of the Imperial Guard of Ethiopia - Kagnew Battalion.

Since then Ethiopia has been playing a major and crucial role in UN and AU peacekeeping missions.

The Ethiopian peacekeeping forces are the perfect example of global cooperation Defense attache of USA embassy in Addis Ababa, Colonel Michael McCullough told ENA.

He added, "I know the US is thankful for the role that the Ethiopian national defense force plays in regional stability and that is why we particularly work closely with them on peace keeping missions."

In its second contribution a UN-led, blue helmet operation, Ethiopia has deployed three brigades consisting of 10,000 personnel to Congo from 1960 to 1964.

As the result of the respect that Ethiopia has already built, Ethiopian Let. General Kebede Gebre, who was previously the commander of the Ethiopian peacekeeping force in Korea, was nominated to be commander chief of the UN Peacekeeping operation in Congo, which included soldiers from over 30 countries.

Defense Attache at the Brazilian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Colonel Claudio Pellegrini said," Ethiopia is among the first in contributing peacekeeping troops around the world."

Noting that it is not easy to have so many people abroad with the proper support and equipments and logistics, Pellegrini said others need to learn from this. It is very important to bring this experience to our country.

Ethiopia also has deployed more than 13,000 troops as peacekeepers and we need to learn a lot from this. Uganda has to run instead of walking so that we catch up with Ethiopia. said Brigadier General Sam Kiwanuka Defense Attache of Uganda in Addis Ababa.

UN Resolution No. 1325 requests women's involvement in peacekeeping missions to reach 20 percent by 2020, as having women in missions makes the peacekeeping force approachable to women in the community. However, in 2016, Ethiopia has reached 16 percent.

Defense attache of Austria to Ethiopia, Joseph Holzi said on his part that Ethiopia is a number one in peacekeeping activity this year.

you should divide and bring it [experience], not only within your national army but also in regional approach and Africa approach as well, he noted.

Ethiopia plays a major role in peacekeeping. The prime minister mentioned in his first speech that it would be very important to have a regional approach, of course, Ethiopia is playing in IGAD the leading role and you can put it together and have a very strong regional approach within Africa.

Accordingly he added, having a strong regional approach is more important issue in the near future as there are desires and populations are growing.

Ethiopia has deployed its personnel in numerous UN peacekeeping operations having considerable experience in operating in complex settings, including some marked by violent extremism.

The trust that Ethiopia has gained in this regard sometimes make it the only choice like in the case of Abyei.

Ethiopia has currently deployed more than 8,000 personnel, mostly in Sudan and Somalia.

Ethiopia set a new record for UN peacekeeping operations by supplying almost the entire military component of Abyei, comprising over 4,400 personnel, as well as the Force Commander and many of the mission's senior leadership.

With over 8,400 uniformed personnel serving in UN missions, since 2016, Ethiopia has become the top contributor to UN peacekeeping operations.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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Defense Attaches Laud Ethiopia’s Role in Global Peacekeeping Missions

Addis Ababa Ethiopia has a long history of participation in United Nations peace operations dating back to the 1950s.

As a result of its endorsed principle of maintaining peace and collective security, Ethiopian forces were engaged in several UN peacekeeping missions throughout history.

Ethiopia has first contributed to the UN peacekeeping forces in Korea (1951-1954). It deployed some 6000 soldiers of the Imperial Guard of Ethiopia - Kagnew Battalion.

Since then Ethiopia has been playing a major and crucial role in UN and AU peacekeeping missions.

The Ethiopian peacekeeping forces are the perfect example of global cooperation Defense attache of USA embassy in Addis Ababa, Colonel Michael McCullough told ENA.

He added, "I know the US is thankful for the role that the Ethiopian national defense force plays in regional stability and that is why we particularly work closely with them on peace keeping missions."

In its second contribution a UN-led, blue helmet operation, Ethiopia has deployed three brigades consisting of 10,000 personnel to Congo from 1960 to 1964.

As the result of the respect that Ethiopia has already built, Ethiopian Let. General Kebede Gebre, who was previously the commander of the Ethiopian peacekeeping force in Korea, was nominated to be commander chief of the UN Peacekeeping operation in Congo, which included soldiers from over 30 countries.

Defense Attache at the Brazilian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Colonel Claudio Pellegrini said," Ethiopia is among the first in contributing peacekeeping troops around the world."

Noting that it is not easy to have so many people abroad with the proper support and equipments and logistics, Pellegrini said others need to learn from this. It is very important to bring this experience to our country.

Ethiopia also has deployed more than 13,000 troops as peacekeepers and we need to learn a lot from this. Uganda has to run instead of walking so that we catch up with Ethiopia. said Brigadier General Sam Kiwanuka Defense Attache of Uganda in Addis Ababa.

UN Resolution No. 1325 requests women's involvement in peacekeeping missions to reach 20 percent by 2020, as having women in missions makes the peacekeeping force approachable to women in the community. However, in 2016, Ethiopia has reached 16 percent.

Defense attache of Austria to Ethiopia, Joseph Holzi said on his part that Ethiopia is a number one in peacekeeping activity this year.

you should divide and bring it [experience], not only within your national army but also in regional approach and Africa approach as well, he noted.

Ethiopia plays a major role in peacekeeping. The prime minister mentioned in his first speech that it would be very important to have a regional approach, of course, Ethiopia is playing in IGAD the leading role and you can put it together and have a very strong regional approach within Africa.

Accordingly he added, having a strong regional approach is more important issue in the near future as there are desires and populations are growing.

Ethiopia has deployed its personnel in numerous UN peacekeeping operations having considerable experience in operating in complex settings, including some marked by violent extremism.

The trust that Ethiopia has gained in this regard sometimes make it the only choice like in the case of Abyei.

Ethiopia has currently deployed more than 8,000 personnel, mostly in Sudan and Somalia.

Ethiopia set a new record for UN peacekeeping operations by supplying almost the entire military component of Abyei, comprising over 4,400 personnel, as well as the Force Commander and many of the mission's senior leadership.

With over 8,400 uniformed personnel serving in UN missions, since 2016, Ethiopia has become the top contributor to UN peacekeeping operations.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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