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November 15, 2017 5:11 pm

UN Approves Expansion of Israeli Project Bolstering Security of Peacekeeping Force in Central African Republic

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Refugees in the Central African Republic in 2014. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The United Nations approved earlier this week the extension of an Israeli technology project designed to bolster the security of the global intergovernmental body’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) in the Central African Republic.

“Since 2015, Israel has contributed both static and mobile observation systems to MINUSCA,” the UN said. “These capacities have proven highly successful in increasing situational awareness and preventing outbreaks of violence, including during the visit of Pope Francis, the election process in Bangui and many other events associated with potential security threats.”

The Israeli project will now be expanded to “include measures to fully integrate technological solutions into the mission’s day to day operations,” according to the UN.

The UN went on to thank the Israeli government for its “continued support” of peacekeeping operations.

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