Time: 2:22 PM
It is imperative to equip UN peacekeeping
personnel with proper training, which includes disciplinary practices and
language skills, said a Kuwaiti diplomat on Wednesday.
"Some 70 years after the inaugural UN peacekeeping mission was established,
we have developed solid peacekeeping principles," Kuwait's Permanent
Representative to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi said amid annual UN talks over
He highlighted the need to strengthen the relationship between peacekeeping
operations and host countries, which is crucial to ensure the success of the
On this relationship, the Kuwaiti envoy said host nations shoulder a bigger
responsibility towards the success of UN peacekeeping missions, citing the
"praiseworthy" peace initiative in the Ivory Coast as a case in point.