17 Sep 2014

Fiji to go for UN commander position

5:31 am on 17 September 2014

The Fiji Government is putting in its bid for the next United Nations Disengagement Observers Force Commander's position.

FijiLive reports the government will put forward a man who has served in all disciplined forces in the country and tried to help the UN negotiate the release of the soldiers held captive in Golan for the role.

Fiji's army commander, Mosese Tikoitoga, believes the incident in Golan which saw 45 peacekeepers held captive by the Al Nusra front for two weeks should strengthen Fiji's chances of getting the job.

He says the UN selection process is very stringent, and he hasn't gone in for interviews.

The position is being held by India's Commander Lieutenant General Iqbal Singh Singha.