Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Pakistan Army organised the multinational joint medal parade for the award of the United Nation's Medal in recognition of the services and humanitarian efforts rendered by peacekeepers, the military’s media wing said on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Force Commander of UN Stabilization Mission in Congo, Lieutenant General Marcos Affonso Da Costa, witnessed the parade that was held at Pakistan Army Contingent Headquarters in Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Units from China, Indonesia and Uruguay participated along with Pakistani contingent while unarmed combat drills, cultural shows and the display of military bands were also part of the event to promote multi-national culture in the UN environment,” the statement said.
“Keeping alive the tradition, Pakistani peacekeepers have always distinguished themselves while undertaking challenging tasks of peacekeeping in conflict-torn areas,” the statement added.
A large number of military and civilian dignitaries also attended the colourful event.
“The conduct of the event has been applauded by the mission headquarter, Force Commander and UN hierarchy,” the military’s media wing said.