Negotiations on the release of the 45 Fijian peacekeeping soldiers that were serving in the Golan region have moved up another level says the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander, Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga.
Speaking at a press conference today, Brigadier General Tikoitoga said thatprofessional negotiators from the United Nations in New York have taken over negotiations from the crisis management team.
“I have been told by the United Nations Headquarters that there is a negotiation team now in place in Syria and they have taken over negotiations from the crisis management team made up of the Force Commander and his senior officers at UNDOF.
“Negotiation has moved up another level with professional negotiators from New York now in place to take over the negotiations.”
The RFMF Commander added that the UN has also assured them of its full support and that they will use all the available resources that they have for the safe release of our troops.
“We are thankful that we have the full support of the United Nations and the Secretary General,” Brigadier General Tikoitoga said.
The RFMF continues to appeal to the families of the detained soldiers to visit the crisis center in Vatuwaqa for updates and counseling services.