TUNIS, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia stressed on Monday its commitment to "significant" participation in UN peacekeeping on the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers celebration.
"Since its participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1960, Tunisia has helped to build peace and establish security in the context of conflict," the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a press release published by official Tunis Afrique Presse.
Tunisia considers the UN peacekeeping "a means of establishing peace and security, protecting civilians, promoting the peaceful resolution of conflicts, reconstruction and development," it added.
No fewer than 1,000 soldiers, police officers, prison experts and observers from Tunisia are currently participating in UN peacekeeping missions, according to the ministry.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the deployment of the first UN peacekeeping mission. ■