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Assistant UN Secretary General for military Affairs Carlos Leute discussed in the Ministry of defence of peacekeeping operations and programmes for the training of peacekeepers, the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation.
«The thirty-first of October, first Deputy head of the Main Department of international military cooperation of the defense Ministry major-General Yevgeny Ilyin took the defense Ministry assistant Secretary-General for military Affairs Lieutenant General Carlos Leute», — stated in the message.
During the meeting, the representative of the Russian defense Ministry reported about the participation of Russian military personnel in peacekeeping operations, including those conducted under UN auspices, as well as possible forms of cooperation between the UN and the armed forces on peacekeeping issues.
«Special attention was paid to the issues of accreditation in the UN system, the International anti-mine centre of the armed forces, the involvement of Russian servicemen-women to work in staff positions in UN missions», — stated in the message.
Lieutenant General Carlos Leute, in turn, brought information about the priorities and existing needs the UN to widen the scope of peacekeeping operations, the satisfaction of which can be assisted. The parties had agreed to continue the interaction.