Fijian soldiers to march in V-Day
August 31, 2015 12:53 am
Twelve soldiers left the country this morning to participate in a massive military parade to commemorate V-Day in China on Thursday.
The V-Day parade will showcase China’s weaponry and military might to mark the seventieth anniversary of Japan’s surrender in the Second World War.
Fiji is among 17 foreign countries which have sent a total of 1000 troops to join the parade.
Seven soldiers and five senior defence officials are observing the parade in Beijing on Thursday.
Land Force Commander Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho told the Xinhua news agency Fiji’s participation exemplifies its strong relations with China.
He says Fiji continues to send troops to China for military training and there was no better way to reciprocate China’s support for Fiji than to march with them in the parade.