Rwanda’s Minister of Defense, Honorable Juvenal Marizamunda, led a delegation attending the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial in Accra, Ghana, marking a pivotal moment for collaborative efforts in bolstering peacekeeping initiatives across the globe.
The ceremony, inaugurated by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, sets the stage for substantial deliberations and strategic engagements among participating nations.
A significant highlight of this gathering was the sideline meetings chaired by Hon. Juvenal Marizamunda, affirming Rwanda’s proactive stance in enhancing peacekeeping capabilities and addressing critical challenges faced by peacekeepers deployed in diverse theaters.
One of the key meetings was with Under-Secretary General for Peace Operations (DPO), Jean-Pierre Lacroix.
The discourse centered on innovative approaches to augmenting peacekeeping efforts while navigating the intricate challenges within operational theaters.
This exchange underscored Rwanda’s commitment to actively contribute to the evolution of peacekeeping strategies on the global stage.
Rwanda is now the fourth global contributor to UN Peacekeeping missions with roughly 6000 boots around the world.
Another notable engagement unfolded during a meeting between Rwanda’s Defense Minister and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Armed Forces, Honorable JS Heappey.
The discussions revolved around bilateral interests pertaining to peacekeeping and security, emphasizing collaborative avenues to fortify peacekeeping endeavors and foster mutual support between the two nations.
In the inaugural plenary session of the UN peacekeeping discussions, Minister Juvenal Marizamunda reiterated Rwanda’s unwavering dedication to fortifying the capabilities of armed forces.
His emphasis on enhancing operational efficiency to ensure the seamless execution of mandated tasks reflected Rwanda’s resolute commitment to advancing peacekeeping objectives.
Rwanda, in furtherance of its commitment, pledged contributions aimed at bolstering surveillance technology and facilitating troop mobility across challenging terrains.
This morning, the Min of Defence of Rep of Rwanda, Hon Juvenal Marizamunda and delegation attended the opening ceremony of UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Accra, Ghana. It was officially opened by HE Vice President of Rep of Ghana H.E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. pic.twitter.com/ctJzQFIH4A
— Rwanda Defence Force (@RwandaMoD) December 6, 2023
These pledges underscore Rwanda’s proactive role in adopting cutting-edge technological solutions to surmount hurdles encountered in challenging operational environments.
The presence and active engagement of Rwanda’s Defense Minister at the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial in Accra signify the nation’s steadfast commitment to international peace and security.
The engagements, discussions, and pledges made during this significant gathering reaffirm Rwanda’s pivotal role in fostering global peacekeeping efforts.
This forum follows a Preparatory Conference on Protection of Civilians and Strategic Communication held at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda in October.