Top UN peacekeeping official to travel to Nepal, Pak

United Nations, Aug 27 (PTI) Top UN peacekeeping official and senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare will travel to Nepal and Pakistan to discuss their "continuous engagement" in peacekeeping.

Khare, the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, will travel to Nepal today and then to Pakistan, significant troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations.

"In both countries he is expected to meet with senior Government, military and police officials to welcome and discuss their continuous engagement in peacekeeping," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman St phane Dujarric told reporters here yesterday.

Khare was appointed last year by Ban as Under- Secretary-General for Field Support.