In a first, Pakistan Army organises joint medal parade in DR Congo (VIDEO)

11:26 AM | 31 Jul, 2021
In a first, Pakistan Army organises joint medal parade in DR Congo (VIDEO)

KINSHASA – Pakistan Army organised the multinational joint medal parade for the award of the UN’s medal in recognition of the services and humanitarian efforts rendered by peacekeepers, the military media wing said Saturday.

A press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) cited that Force Commander of United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo Lieutenant General Marcos Affonso Da Costa, witnessed the joint parade which was held at Pakistan Army Contingent Headquarters in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ISPR further added that “Units from China, Indonesia and Uruguay also 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”.

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“Pakistani peacekeepers, keeping alive the tradition, have always distinguished themselves while undertaking challenging tasks of peacekeeping in conflict-torn areas. The conduct of the event has been commended by the mission headquarter, Force Commander and UN hierarchy”, the PR further reads.