RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army, being one of the largest troops contributing country in the UN missions, for the first time in the history, organised multinational joint medal parade for awarding United Nation’s Medal in recognition of the services and humanitarian efforts rendered by the peacekeepers.
According to the media wing of armed forces, 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. A large number of military and civilian dignitaries also attended the colourful event.
Unarmed Combat drills, cultural shows and displayed of military bands were also part of the event to promote multi-national culture in UN environment. The conduct of the event has been applauded by the mission headquarter, Force Commander and UN hierarchy.