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Jakarta Post

Around the world: RI seeks to send more peacekeepers

  • The Jakarta Post

Indonesia   /   Sat, January 12 2019   /  02:15 am

Indonesia is seeking to send more personnel to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations as the country is getting closer to achieving its target of having 4,000 peacekeepers by the end of this year.

The Indonesian Military (TNI) Peacekeeping Mission Center chief Brig. Gen. Victor H. Simatupang said the UN had just opened a bidding process for an unspecified peacekeeping deployment earlier this week.

“We just got an offer from the UN to take part in a bidding process for the sending of peacekeepers. But it’s still in the discussion stage,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

He said the possibility to bid would be discussed both internally at the TNI and with the Foreign Ministry in the near future.

In her annual press statement on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia had added 850 personnel to its UN peacekeeping forces in 2018, bri...