Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimara confirmed in his address to the nation this evening that Fiji will provide 500 or more soldiers for deployment if needed by the UN.
Bainimarama said they would ‘like to create a better world for everyone’.
He also admitted today that the peacekeeping mission in Syria’s Golan Heights is more dangerous than other UN peacekeeping missions.
Bainimarama said: “Already, certain countries have withdrawn their troops. But let me also be clear: our troops are prepared for this mission. They have the leadership, training, discipline and attitude they need to see them through.”
He further said:” UN has called for more peacekeepers and Fiji has answered that call. Answering the call to keep peace is a most honorable thing to do and because of Fiji’s commitment to be good leaders the government approved the mission to Golan”.
The 182 soldiers will depart for Golan tomorrow.
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