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SODELPA Kadavu visit booked ‘before celebration’

Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka could not attend the final celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Fiji’s UN peacekeeping because arrangements for a trip out of Suva were
18 Jun 2018 10:10
SODELPA Kadavu visit booked ‘before celebration’
SODELPA Leader Sitveni Rabuka

Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka could not attend the final celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Fiji’s UN peacekeeping because arrangements for a trip out of Suva were made beforehand.

Mr Rabuka, a former Republic of Fiji Military Forces commander who retired with the rank of Major General, told the Fiji Sun, “I wish I could attend the final celebration, but the arrangements for Kadavu trip was made before the date of the celebration was announced.”

“It would have been a privilege to attend the march, but we had to leave for Kadavu on Tuesday and arrived in Suva on Saturday.”

Mr Rabuka was on the SODELPA campaign trail in Kadavu for the past five days.

The 40th anniversary of Fiji’s peacekeeping celebrations under the UN umbrella was held at the Albert Park in Suva on Saturday.

Mr Rabuka was a senior operations plans manager for  United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeeping troops in 1980 and 1981. On his return home, he was appointed Army Chief of Staff.

From 1982 to 1987, he was an operations and training officer for the Fijian military, except for a two-year absence (1983–1985) when he commanded the Fijian battalion as part of the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping mission in Sinai.

Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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