LUANDA, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday emphasized the potential of Angolan diplomacy for regional stability, according to a statement from the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Relations.
Following a meeting with Angola's Foreign Minister Tete Antonio in the Angolan capital of Luanda, Lacroix said that Angola has significant potential to contribute further to UN peacekeeping operations.
He also highlighted the strong cooperation between the UN and Angola, particularly in peacekeeping operations.
He mentioned that the UN had been a key partner in pacifying the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and normalizing relations between that country and its neighbor Rwanda.
Accompanied by the UN secretary-general's special representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC Bintou Keita, Lacroix visited Angola to assess aspects related to peace and security in the Great Lakes region and Central Africa.