United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
August 5, 2022
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center in Ghana
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Acting Spokesperson Melissa Quartell:
U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield met today with the Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), Ghanaian Major General Francis Ofori. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Major General Ofori discussed ways to continue building on U.S.-Ghana peacekeeping partnerships to enhance peacekeeping performance and effectiveness around the world.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed her appreciation for Ghana’s strong commitment to international peacekeeping as the seventh largest peacekeeping contributor globally, having contributed peacekeepers for more than 50 years. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Major General Ofori discussed the KAIPTC’s current training priorities and challenges, including instilling a solid understanding of protection of civilians in today’s peacekeepers.