Fijian troops stationed at Camp Camp Ziouani in the Golan accord the President a guard of honor.
His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau paid an official visit on Tuesday this week to Fijian troops serving in the Golan region.
Ratu Epeli was accorded a guard of honor as he visited Fijian men and women stationed at Camp Ziouani. This is the first official visit by the Head of State to Fijian troops stationed there since their deployment in 2013.
Fijian troops serve under the banner of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, more commonly known as UNDOF. Camp Ziouani is only one of the many camps that Fijian troops are serving in throughout the Golan region. Fijians serve alongside troops from Philippines and India.
The President also held talks with Lieutenant General I S Singha, the Force Commander for UNDOF in the region.
Lt General Singa conveyed appreciation and gratitude to the Fijian Government for honoring its international obligations through peacekeeping duties not only in the Golan but in other volatile regions across the world.
During informal talks with Fijian men and women at Camp Ziouani, Ratu Epeli reminded them of their roles and commended them for their commitment towards peacekeeping efforts.
The President is leading a delegation to visit troops in the Golan region accompanied by senior Government officials including the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Honorary Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga.
Later this week, Ratu Epeli will meet other Fijian troops.
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