31 Dec 2018

Fiji's peacekeeping mission in Lebanon ends

12:53 pm on 31 December 2018

Fiji's peacekeeping mission with the United Nations International Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has come to an end.

Farewelling the Fijian soldiers, UNIFIL's Head of Mission Major-General Stefano Del Col praised the Pacific Islanders' service and sacrifice in furthering peace in south Lebanon.

Since 1978, 35 Fijian peacekeepers have died while serving in the region.

"Let's commemorate our fallen comrades who represent an example of unwavering commitment to UNIFIL and this country," Major-Gen Del Col said.

Fijian troops in south Lebanon

Fijian troops in south Lebanon Photo: UN Peacekeeping