A joint Indo-US working group met here yesterday to discuss ways to improve UN peacekeeping operations, to which India is one of the major contributors.

This was the 10th Meeting of the India-US Joint Working Group on UN Peacekeeping Operations.

“As major contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, the US and India established the Joint Working Group on UN Peacekeeping as a means of exchanging views on policy and operations in an effort to improve UN peacekeeping operations,” a State Department spokesperson told PTI.

The US delegation is led by Assistant Secretary of State for International Organisation Affairs Esther Brimmer, and includes Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake and other officials from the Department of State and Department of Defence.

The Indian delegation is led by Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary for United Nations Political Affairs Pavan Kapoor, and includes officials from the Indian Ministries of External Affairs, Defence and Home Affairs.

(This article was published on February 14, 2013)
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