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Visit of Hon'ble Raksha Rajya Mantri to Ghana: 4-7 December, 2023

Posted on: December 13, 2023 | Back | Print

Hon'ble Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt visited Ghana during 4-7 December, 2023 to participate in the United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting (UNPKM) hosted by the Government of Ghana. Heads of delegations of 57 Member States participated in the UNPKM. The United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting is a biennial meeting organized by the United Nations in which all major donors and troop contributing states come together to discuss issues regarding peacekeeping operations under the UN charter.

Heads of 57 Delegations that participated in the UNPKM

In his address, he delivered a statement on behalf of India in the first session on 06 December 2023, essentially outlining the challenges being faced by peacekeepers and role of women in peacekeeping in the current environment.
He also announced substantial pledges on behalf of India to support the United Nations peacekeeping operations. India has been the leading troop contributing country to the United Nations peacekeeping effort. In the last seven decades, India has contributed more than 2,75,000 troops in 53 different missions. 

Speech by RRM at the UNPKM

RRM during his intervention

Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt participates in the United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting in Ghana


On the sidelines of the United Nation Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting, the Minister also participated in bilateral meetings with several friendly foreign countries to discuss matters of mutual interest and defence cooperation.

RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Sultan Kamaletdinov, Deputy Minister of Defence, Republic of Kazakhstan


RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Purna Bahadur Khadka, Minister of Defence of Nepal

RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Pahala Mansury, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia


RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Nils Miller, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany


RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Michalis Giorgallas, Minister of Defence of Cyprus


RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. AK Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh


RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Zoe Robson, Minister of State for Armed Forces, United Kingdom


RRM's meeting with H.E. Mr. Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar MON, Minister of Defence of Nigeria

HCI, Accra organised an Indian community reception on 4 December in honour of Hon'ble RRM. In his address, he spoke about new, self-reliant India and its role as a global leader. He also interacted with the Indian diaspora during the reception.