Major General Hussein Abdel Razek، ex commander of the international peacekeeping forces in Sarajevo، said that Egypt's came in the third place in the world in peace-keeping in terms of positive contribution to peacekeeping operations at the UN level.
He pointed out that this rank is measured by the ability to contribute in terms of troops، technical and administrative support to The United Nations with all its needs.
Abdel Razek added that this classification adds an international weight to Egypt، pointing out that participation in peacekeeping forces came after the 1973 war، with the participation of the Egyptian forces in Angola.
He added that the Egyptian peacekeepers cover all the troubled areas in Africa، whether at the request of the African Union or the United Nations، stressing that this is the result of the Egyptian role and its ability to provide the elements required to facilitate life in conflict areas.
He pointed out that Egypt peacekeepers have reached about 15،000 people since the beginning of its participation in the nineties، stressing that these forces are not required to engage in combat operations unless for self-defense.
Abdel Razek highlighted the important humanitarian role of the Egyptian forces participating in peacekeeping forces، stressing on the link between its classification in peacekeeping and the ranking of the Egyptian army as the tenth in the world in terms of efficiency and ability، especially that Egypt is among the 50 countries that participated in establishing the United Nations