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Ban seeks Pakistani peacekeepers for South Sudan

26 December, 2013

NEW YORK: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has spoken to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and several other leaders as he seeks to add a 5,500 to 7,000 troop-strong UN force in South Sudan to protect civilians from the worsening violence in that country, his spokesman said Tuesday.

"On the situation in South Sudan, the secretary general has been speaking to many leaders, reaching out for their support for bolstering the capacity of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country to allow it to do its utmost to protect civilians and for stepping up efforts to find a political solution to the crisis," the spokesman said in a statement.

Besides the Pakistani leader, Ban has spoken with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission; Hailemariam Dessalegn, chairperson of the African Union and prime minister of Ethiopia; Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda; Joyce Hilda Mtila Banda, president of Malawi; Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, president of Tanzania; Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh; and Khil Raj Regmi, prime minister of Nepal.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has proposed reinforcing the United Nations mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) with 5,500 more peacekeepers as well as additional assets. The mission currently has over 6,800 troops and police in the country.

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