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PM Pays Tribute To Fallen Fijian Soldiers In Lebanon

Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama this week visited the Cana Memorial in Leba­non to pay hi respects to 36 men who passed away on Fiji’s UNIFIL mission. In paying tribute to
08 Dec 2018 10:22
PM Pays Tribute To Fallen Fijian Soldiers In Lebanon
Front left: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Satyendra Prasad and Commander of RFMF Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto pay tribute to fallen Fijian soldiers at the Cana Memorial in Lebanon. Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama this week visited the Cana Memorial in Leba­non to pay hi respects to 36 men who passed away on Fiji’s UNIFIL mission.

In paying tribute to the men, the Prime Minister said that this was a high price to pay for our country.

“But Fiji will remember these brave men always. Their sacri­fice inspires our men and women in uniform today. Their sacrifice speaks to our rock solid commit­ment to UN efforts to support peace across conflict zones in the world,” Mr Bainimarama said.

The Cana memorial was con­structed by the RFMF and stands as both a tribute and a symbol of Fiji’s long history of participation in UNIFIL.

Mr Bainimarama is accompanied by Fiji’s Permanent Representa­tive to the United Nations Saty­endra Prasad and Commander of RFMF Rear Admiral Viliame Nau­poto.

He will leave Lebanon on Friday after a two-day visit. Fiji’s Troops will return from Lebanon on De­cember 24.

Source: DEPTFO News



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