Mexico Set to Deploy First UN Peacekeepers

Mexico is set to incorporate its first military personnel into United Nations peacekeeping operations in Haiti and Western Sahara.

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Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs announced the personnel will join as staff in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and as observers in the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. No specific date for deployment has been announced.

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“These types of missions approved by the Security Council of the U.N. contribute to the goal of working for the maintenance of international peace and security,” the secretariat said in a statement. “With this determination, Mexico reiterates its commitment as a global actor responsible to the international community and in accordance with the principles and values ​​of the United Nations.”

Four Mexican officers will be deployed; two from the army and two from the navy.

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