UN asks Angola for helicopters

Ban Ki-moon

LUANDA — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked Angola on Feb. 27 to provide helicopters for peacekeeping missions in countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

“As you know, several of our peacekeeping missions, including [the U.N. Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo] in DRC and [the U.N. Mission in the Republic of South Sudan] in South Sudan, they suffer from a lack of military helicopters. I would appreciate it if your government” could assist, Ban said during a meeting with Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Chikoti in Luanda.

“The secretary general asked the Angolan government to consider providing military assets, including helicopters, to U.N. peacekeeping,” Ban’s spokesman Martin Nesirky told journalists.

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Posted on March 1, 2012, in Africa, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, United Nations and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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