Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations concludes visit to Nicosia
On 11 May 2018, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for UN Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita, concluded a three-day visit to Nicosia, Cyprus.
Ms. Keita’s visit was focused on evaluating UNFICYP’s operations and the implementation of the recommendations of its recent Security Council-mandated strategic review.
The ASG also took the opportunity to meet with a cross-section of civil society actors, members of the diplomatic community and relevant stakeholders on both sides of the island.
Additionally, ASG Keita attended briefing sessions with senior Mission officials and interacted with military as well as police peacekeepers deployed at UNFICYP’s various sectors.
UNFICYP is one of the longest-running peacekeeping missions across the world and is mandated to use its best efforts to prevent a recurrence of inter communal conflict across Cyprus as well as contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order. This is Ms. Keita’s first official visit to UNFICYP in her capacity as ASG.