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Fiji to celebrate 40 years of service to the UN

June 4, 2018 5:04 am

Fiji has served forty years in the United Nations peacekeeping missions and to celebrate this, the Ministry of Defence and National Security has organized a celebration.

Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Osea Cawaru says ex-servicemen, current members of RFMF, the Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Corrections Services will be part of the celebration.

“Fiji’s long history of peacekeeping commitments in addition to its contribution to global peace has over the years been a source of income and socio- economic developments for the respective families and communities of soldiers involved.”

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The Republic of Fiji Military Force sent the first five hundred peacekeeping contingents to Lebanon to serve in the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon in 1978.

In Lautoka, the celebration will be organized at Churchill Park on 11th of this month followed by a celebrations at Labasa’s Subrail Park on the 13th.

In Suva, the celebration will be held at Albert Park from the 14th to 16th of June.

The theme of the celebration is ‘Fiji’s Sacrifice for Global Peace.’

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