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Canada restores its UN peacekeeping role, provides 600 soldiers

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Published on 26 Aug 2016 9:47 PM GMT

Canada restores its UN peacekeeping role, provides 600 soldiers
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Ottawa: The government of Canada on Friday said it would restore the country’s traditional United Nations (UN) peacekeeping role by providing as many as 600 of their soldiers to participate in missions around the globe.

“Canada is looking forward to re-engaging in multilateral peace operations,” said the country’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

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“I promise to return my nation to peacekeeping after more than a decade of waning participation,” said Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau. It may be mentioned that 19 Canadian troops were positioned on peacekeeping missions in the end of July last.

It was, however, not disclosed by the Canadian government that where these soldiers would be deployed. Furthermore, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has welcomed the country’s contribution and renewed re-engagement.

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